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bgr_768411 - MYSIA - PERGAMON Unité

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Type : Unité
Date: c. 133-100 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,40 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, légèrement décentré au droit. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé


Obverse description : Tête d’Athéna (Minerve) à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à aigrette timbré d’une étoile à huit rais.
Obverse legend : EPI PERGAMHN.
Obverse translation : (magistrat de Pergame).


Reverse description : Niké, (Victoria) drapée marchant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite tendue et une palme de la main gauche reposant sur l’épaule.
Reverse legend : PERGAMHNWN.
Reverse translation : (de Pergame).


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(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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