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Live auction - bgr_779861 - PISIDIA - SELGE Obole

PISIDIA - SELGE Obole AU
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 92 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:14:19
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Obole
Date: c. 300-190 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pisidie, Selgé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très beau portrait d’Athéna. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Gorgone vue de face (gorgoneion).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée d'un casque attique à cimier et à triple aigrette ; derrière la tête, astragale.

Historical background


PISIDIE - SELGE

(Ve - fourth century AD scholar)

SELGE stood on the banks of the Eurymedon about forty miles from Aspendos which it sometimes mimics the mint. The people of this rich and prosperous agricultural land claimed descent of the Spartans, but had abandoned in favor of a Greek dialect Pisidien. The selgiens were renowned fighters. The city remained under Persian rule until the arrival of Alexander the Great in 333 BC.

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