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Live auction - bgr_743818 - MYSIA - PERGAMON Diobole

MYSIA - PERGAMON Diobole MS
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 260 €
Maximum bid : 260 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:21:57
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Diobole
Date: c. 310-284 AC
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Portrait de toute beauté. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Statue cultuelle d'Athéna (palladium) debout de face, casquée avec l'égide, brandissant une javeline de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : PERGAM.
Reverse translation : (Pergame).

Commentary


Au revers la statue cultuelle d’Athéna fait penser au palladium avec lequel Énée s’échappa de Troie en flammes et qui devint un des symboles de la civilisation romaine.

Historical background


MYSIA - PERGAMON

(310-284 BC)

Pergame, located about twenty kilometers from the Mysian coast was in a fertile region, the Caicos Valley. Founded at an unknown date, it gained importance from Alexander III the Great. The city experienced a period of splendor under the energetic domination of the Attalids.

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