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E-auction 502-412959 - bgr_525731 - PISIDIA - SELGE Trihemiobole

PISIDIA - SELGE Trihemiobole VF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:02:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Trihemiobole
Date: c. 350-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Selgé, Pisidie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,52 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure régulière. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée d'un casque attique à cimier et à triple aigrett0.


Poids très léger pour ce type. Sur certains exemplaires la tête de Gorgone est encore archaïsante.

Historical background


(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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