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bgr_497158 - PONTUS - AMISOS Dichalque

PONTUS - AMISOS Dichalque XF
150.00 €(Approx. 165.00$ | 130.50£)
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 125-100 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,17 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Persée. Revers de style fin. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste drapée tête nue de Persée à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Corne d’abondance (cornucopiae) entre les bonnets des Dioscures surmontés d’une étoile.
Reverse legend : AMI-SOU.
Reverse translation : (d’Amisos).

Commentary


Style particulier avec un très beau portrait juvénile masculin, parfois identifié comme Persée.

Historical background


BRIDGE - AMISOS

(Second - first century BC)

Placed on the Black Sea between Sinope and Pharnace, Amisus was founded in the sixth century BC by the Phoenicians and the Milesians. In the middle of the next century, populated by Athenian colonists, it was renamed Peiraeus (Piraeus). Datames seized Amisus in 372 BC, the city became dependent on Persian and an oligarchy was established. It was Alexander the Great, who liberated the city and returned his democratic status. His coinage lasted until the first century BC, experiencing a significant expansion during the reign of Mithridates VI of Pontus (120-63 AC)..

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