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Live auction - bgr_532896 - PONTUS - AMISOS Drachme

PONTUS - AMISOS Drachme AU
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2019/06/04 14:00:00
bgr_532896
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 400-375 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 5,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Tyché. Revers de toute beauté de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés irisés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Chouette debout de face sur un bouclier, les ailes déployées ; dans le champ à droite, un glaive dans son fourreau, présenté verticalement.
Reverse legend : PEIRA/ A-RIS/TE-OS.
Reverse translation : (Le Pirée/ Aristeos).

Historical background


BRIDGE - AMISOS

(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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