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E-auction 558-491894 - bgr_880759 - PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Demi-unité

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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 14:05:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 88-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apamée, Phrygie
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante mais régulière. Joli portrait. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête tourelée de Tyché à droite.


Reverse description : Marsyas nu, marchant à droite, le manteau flottant, jouant de la double flûte (aulos) ; à l’exergue, un méandre.
Reverse legend : APAME/ KHFISO/ SKAU.
Reverse translation : (Apamée/ Képhiso/ Scau).

Historical background


(2nd - 1st century BC)

Apamea, located at the crossroads of several important roads in Asia Minor, was founded by Antiochus I (280-261 BC), in memory of his mother, Apama, the 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 came under Attalid rule and followed the fate of the Kingdom of Pergamum. After 133 BC, it was part of the Roman province of Asia.

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