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Live auction - bgr_541331 - PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme

PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme AU
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bgr_541331
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 120-80 AC
Mint name / Town : Sidé, Pamphylie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,22 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré au droit mais légèrement décentré au revers. Revers de haut relief , finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à cimier.

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké volant à gauche, les ailes déployées, tenant une couronne de la main droite ; dans le champ à gauche, une grenade.
Reverse legend : [K]LE-UC.

Historical background


Pamphylia - Side

(Second - first century BC)

Side, located on the coast Pamphylian southeast Aspendos was settled by people of Cumae in the seventh century BC Its inhabitants, who used Pamphylian dialect and not Greek, were considered dishonest. In addition, the city provided a haven for maritime piracy boats cruising in its waters. Pompey received a "maius imperium" to fight against the Cilician pirates and Pamphylians and establish the "pax romana" in the Eastern Mediterranean..

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