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Live auction - bgr_689387 - PAPHLAGONIA - AMASTRIS Triassaria

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Type : Triassaria
Date: c. 139-180
Mint name / Town : Amastris, Paphlagonie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 12,50 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli buste d’Homère au droit ainsi qu’un revers très agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste drapé du poète Homère à droite.
Obverse legend : OMH-ROS.
Obverse translation : (Homère).


Reverse description : Dieu-Rivière Parthénios couché à gauche, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant une proue de navire de la main droite et un roseau de la main gauche, appuyé sur un rocher.
Reverse legend : AMAS-TRIANWN / PARQENIOS.
Reverse translation : (d’Amastris, Parthénios)).


Trou de centrage visible des deux côtés. Amastris passait pour être une des nombreuses patries d’Homère (aède, auteur présumé de l’Iliade et l’Odyssée. Au revers est représenté le Parthénios, fleuve côtier qui arrosait la cité.

Historical background

Paphlagonia - Amastris

(Second - first century BC)

Amastris was founded in 300 BC near the site of Sesamos, near Cromna in honor of the wife of Lysimachus, Amastris. She was the niece of Darius III Codoman, the last king of the Persians, and previously the wife of Dionysius, tyrant of Heraclea Pontus. She was murdered in 289 BC by his son. The city that bears his name became an important port on the Black Sea from the Hellenistic period. She had an important role in the wars mithridatiques.

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