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E-auction 400-312263 - bgr_627979 - PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Unité

PHRYGIA - APAMEIA Unité AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 74 €
Maximum bid : 81 €
End of the sale : 14 December 2020 14:02:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 133-48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apamée, Phrygie
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flanl arge, ovale et irrégulier, échancré. Belle tête de Zeus. Revers décentré bien venu à la frappe de haut relief. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Statue cultuelle d'Artémis-Anaïtis debout de face.
Reverse legend : [APAME]/ HRAKLEI/ [EGLO].
Reverse translation : (d’Apamée/ Herakleios).

Commentary


Poids léger. Nous avons normalement deux magistrats sur ce type de revers. Le second nom n’est pas visible sur notre exemplaire.

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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