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Live auction - bgr_532921 - PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme

PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 120-80 AC
Mint name / Town : Sidé, Pamphylie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,12 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Athéna. Joli revers avec un défaut de flan à 7 heures. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XVIII, n° 123


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


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 : KLE-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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