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E-auction 67-32057 - bgr_334501 - MYSIA - PERGAMON Cistophore

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Estimate : 225 €
Price : 109 €
Maximum bid : 176 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:02:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Cistophore
Date: c. 150-140 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,30 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Joli droit. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine gris foncé de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Arc et goryte orné d'un aplustre entre deux serpents ; dans le champ à gauche entre les serpents, une petite proue de navire à droite et dans le champ à droite, un petit dauphin tourné à gauche.
Reverse legend : (PERG)/ TEU/ (PRU).
Reverse translation : (Pergame).


Pour cette série 23b avec la proue et le dauphin nous avons huit exemplaires avec six coins de droit et huit coins de revers.

Historical background


(190-133 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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