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bgr_413101 - PONTUS - AMISOS Dichalque

PONTUS - AMISOS Dichalque XF/VF
185.00 €(Approx. 201.65$ | 162.80£)
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 1100-95 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan très épais. Belle tête. Frappe faible au revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête masculine (Mithridates VI ?) à droite, coiffée du bashlyk.

Reverse


Reverse description : Carquois et arc placés verticalement.
Reverse legend : AMI-SOU.
Reverse translation : (d’Amisos).

Commentary


Style particulier avec un très beau portrait inhabituel. D’après Hoover ce type pourrait avoir été frappé sous contôle pontique entre 100 et 95 avant J.-C. Ce type semble plus rare. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.
Sans différent, ce type est plus ancien et serait l’un des premiers, peut-être lié aux monnayages de Mithridates VI du Pont (120-63 avant J.-C;).

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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