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bgr_682391 - PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Demi-unité

PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Demi-unité XF/AU
160.00 €(Approx. 180.80$ | 134.40£)
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 88-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apamée, Phrygie
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un très joli revers. Portrait à l’usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Marsyas nu, marchant à droite, le manteau flottant, jouant de la double flûte (aulos) ; à l’exergue, un méandre.
Reverse legend : APAMEWN/ FILOKRATHS.
Reverse translation : (Apamée/ Philocratès).

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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