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Live auction - bgr_764017 - PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme

PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 667 €
Maximum bid : 667 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:22:05
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 120-80 AC
Mint name / Town : Sidé, Pamphylie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 16,28 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers ainsi qu’un beau portrait d’Athéna, finement détaillé. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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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