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E-auction 554-485594 - bgr_880669 - MYSIA - PERGAMON Diobole

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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 27 November 2023 14:05:40
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Diobole
Date: c. 310-284 AC
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré au revers. Joli portrait d’Héraklès. Patine grise
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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