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bgr_391709 - PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque

PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque AU
175.00 €(Approx. 192.50$ | 150.50£)
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Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 85-65 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré. Très belle tête de Dionysos. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Dionysos jeune (Bacchus) à droite, les cheveux longs avec une couronne de vigne.


Reverse description : Ciste mystique sur laquelle est appuyée un thyrse placé transversalement ; dans le champ à gauche, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : AMISOU/ (HPTK).
Reverse translation : (d’Amisos).


Ce type pourrait avoir été frappé à Amisos sous contrôle pontique entre 100-95 et 90-80 avant J.-C.

Historical background


(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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