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Live auction - bgr_743818 - MYSIA - PERGAMON Diobole

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


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).


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


(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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