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bgr_504529 - PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque

PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque AU/AU
250.00 €(Approx. 277.50$ | 227.50£)
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Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 105-90 ou 90-85 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré au droit, décentré au revers. Très belle tête de Persée de haut relief. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Persée à droite coiffée du bonnet phrygien.

Reverse


Reverse description : Pégase debout à gauche, les ailes ouvertes, levant l’antérieur droit.
Reverse legend : [A]MISOU/ [(MIQRDT) (MHRK)].
Reverse translation : (d’Amisos).

Commentary


Représentation inhabituelle de Persée au droit associé à Pégase au revers. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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