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Live auction - bgr_468142 - MYSIA - PERGAMON Cistophore

MYSIA - PERGAMON Cistophore MS
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 621 €
Maximum bid : 760 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:29:01
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Cistophore
Date: c. 123-100 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,32 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Magnifique droit avec la couronne dionysiaque complète. Revers de toute beauté servi par une très jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés irisés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Ciste mystique de laquelle s'échappe un serpent ; le tout dans une couronne dionysiaque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et goryte orné d'un aplustre entre deux serpents ; dans le champ à droite, un thyrse ; au-dessus, un astre.
Reverse legend : MH/ (PERG).
Reverse translation : (Pergame).

Commentary


Le centre du revers orné d’un petit aplustre, symbole naval.

Historical background


Mysia - PERGAME

(133-67 BC)

Pergamum, located about twenty kilometers from the coast Mysian was in a fertile region. The city enjoyed a period of splendor under the strong domination of Attalids. Pergamon was the place where the eunuch Philétaire kept the treasure of Lysimachus, composed of more than 9,000 talents (over 200 tons of metal). Philétaire betrays first to Lysimachus Seleucus, before proclaiming independent, keeping the loot on his behalf, causing the proverbial prosperity of Pergamum. The New Kingdom saw a major economic prosperity after the Peace of Apamea in 188 BC, dying in 133 BC, Attalus III bequeathed his kingdom to the Romans who founded the province of Asia with Pergamon capital. The city was famous for its library and sanctuary dedicated to Asclepius.

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