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Live auction - bgr_578622 - PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme

PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme AU/AU
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bgr_578622
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 120-80 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sidé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,46 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large et ovale, bien centré. Très bon style grec pour le portrait. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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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 : DEI.

Historical background


Pamphylia - Side

(Third-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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