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bgr_701213 - PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Unité

PAMPHYLIA - SIDE Unité AU/XF
125.00 €(Approx. 136.25$ | 103.75£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 120-80 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pamphylie, Sidé
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Joli portrait d’Athéna. Usure régulière. Patine verte
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 : SI-D.

Commentary


Ce type de bronze reste rare, seulement un exemplaire au British Museum (BMC. 64) et un au Cabinet des médailles de la BnF (SNG. France 3/ 773).

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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