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bgr_610370 - PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque

PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque XF
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 129.00£)
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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 : 6,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré. Frappe un peu molle sur la tête de Gorgone. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Gorgone de face au centre l’égide.

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké (Victoria) en chiton talaire marchant à droite, tenant des deux mains une longue palme reposant sur l’épaule ; de chaque côté, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : [AMI-SO[U]/ (ME) -(XEUW).
Reverse translation : (d’Amisos).

Commentary


Poids léger. Représentation inhabituelle de l’égide complète avec la tête de Méduse qui était placée soit sur la cuirasse ou le bouclier d’Athéna.

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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