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E-auction 474-385388 - bgr_728547 - PISIDIA - SELGE Unité

PISIDIA - SELGE Unité VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 43 €
End of the sale : 16 May 2022 14:02:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 200-100 AC.
Mint name / Town : Selgé
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,42 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Revers agréable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbue d’Héraklès à droite ; la massue derrière la tête.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Foudre vertical et arc à droite.
Reverse legend : S-(EL).

Commentary


Représentation inhabituelle.

Historical background


PISIDIE - SELGE

(Second century BC)

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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