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Live auction - bgr_669219 - PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme

PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Tétradrachme XF/AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 120-80 AC
Mint name / Town : Sidé, Pamphylie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 16,42 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Drouot du 28 février 1979, lot n° 17 et de la collection Aymé Cornu

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 : KLE-UC.

Commentary


Contremarque séleucide au revers sur l’aile de Nike.

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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