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Live auction - bgr_403625 - PONTUS - AMISOS Drachme

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 370 €
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:19:18
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 400-375 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 5,79 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un grand flan ovale, décentré au droit sur le menton avec le grènetis visible. Belle tête de Tyché. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Savoca et de la collection Laurent F


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tyché à gauche, coiffée d'un stéphanos tourelé avec boucles d'oreille et collier ; grènetis circulaire.


Reverse description : Chouette debout de face sur un bouclier, les ailes déployées; épi dans le champ à gauche, glaive dans le champ à droite.
Reverse legend : [PEIRA]// AF-RO.
Reverse translation : (Afro).


Sur cet exemplaire, l’ethnique n’est pas visible.

Historical background


(Ve - fourth 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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