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Live auction - bgr_531689 - PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Cistophore

PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Cistophore AU
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2019/06/04 14:00:00
bgr_531689
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Type : Cistophore
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Apamée, Phrygie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large pour ce type, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très belle ciste au droit dans une couronne bien venue à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin, de haut relief. Belle patine de collection avec des reflets dorés. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Ciste mystique de laquelle s'échappe un serpent ; le tout dans une couronne dionysiaque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et goryte orné d'un aplustre entre deux serpents ; dans le champ à droite, une tête d’éléphant à droite.
Reverse legend : (AP).
Reverse translation : (d’Apamée.

Commentary


Ce type d’après O. Hover serait frappé sous le règne d’Attale II.

Historical background


Phrygia - Apamea

(Second - first century BC)

Apamea, located at the crossroads of several important routes of Asia Minor, was founded by Antiochus I (280-261 BC), in memory of his mother, Apama, wife of Seleucus Nicator, the founder of the dynasty Seleucid. The city was located near the source of the Meander. After the peace of Apamea in 188 BC, the city fell under domination Attalid and followed the fate of the kingdom of Pergamum. After 133 BC, it became part of the Roman province of Asia.

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