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Live auction - bgr_340747 - PAMPHYLIA - PERGE Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 980 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:24:45
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c 150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pergé, Pamphylie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,05 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan légèrement décentré au droit. Revers légèrement stylisé. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Münz Zentrum XXXIV de Cologne 1979, n° 67 et de MONNAIES 34, n° 235


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Artémis à droite avec un carquois sur l’épaule.


Reverse description : Artémis debout à gauche, vêtue du chiton, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; un cerf dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : APTEMIDOS/ PERGAIAS/ Z-Z.
Reverse translation : (d’Artémis de Pergé).


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection von Aulock (SNG. Aulock 4658). Cet exemplaire est publié dans l’ouvrage de H. J. Colin, p. 41, 7e émission, n° 4.5/ 10.3a.

Historical background

Pamphylia - Perge

(Second century BC)

Perge was an important city of Pamphylia between the rivers and Kestros Katarrhaktes. The city was famous for its temple of Artemis and the cult was rendered to him. Pamphylia and Perge was the subject of fratricidal strife between the Ptolemies and Seleucids. Perge had entered the Egyptian orbit in the first quarter of the third century BC before returning under the Seleucid domination to 253 BC during the reign of Antiochus II (261-246 AC). . Ptolemy III manages to recover in 241 BC But it was no longer part of the Ptolemaic conquest in 221 BC to the beginning of the reign of Ptolemy IV (221-204 AC).. Perge seems to have become a free city, which would explain the use of a new era. Perge have at least recognized the authority of the new Seleucid king, Antiochus III (223-187 BC). After the Battle of Magnesia in 190 BC and the proclamation of liberty cities pamphyliennes the following year by Gnaeus Manlius, Perge was assigned by the Treaty of Apamea (188 BC) to Attalid kingdom of Eumenes II (197-160 BC).

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