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bgr_681988 - PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque

PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque XF
180.00 €(Approx. 196.20$ | 158.40£)
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Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 105-90 ou 90-85 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 13,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


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


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


Représentation inhabituelle de Persée au droit associé à Pégase au revers. Sous l’ethnique, on trouve le monogramme de Mithridate VI du Pont.

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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