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E-auction 353-266642 - PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque

PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque VF/VF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 75 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 16 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:01:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 105-90 ou 90-85 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,81 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine superficielle
Catalogue references :
BMC. - GC.3643 - Aulock- - Cop.- - RG.29 - WSC.- - HGM.- - HGCS. 5/241

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste imberbe d’Arès (Mars) à droite, coiffé d’un casque corinthien à aigrette.

Reverse


Reverse description : Épée dans son fourreau avec le baudrier à droite.
Reverse legend : AMI-[SWU]// (SW).
Reverse translation : (d’Amisos).

Commentary


Ce type serait le plus ancien des émissions pour Mithridates VI et pourrait avoir été frappé à Amisos entre 111-105 et 95-90 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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