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bgr_849138 - PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque

PONTUS - AMISOS Tetrachalque XF/VF
175.00 €(Approx. 189.00$ | 148.75£)
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Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 85-65 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Joli buste d’Amazone. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste d’Amazone à droite, coiffée de la dépouille de loup.

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké (Victoire) marchant à droite, tenant une palme de la main gauche et brandissant une couronne de la main droite.
Reverse legend : AMI-SOU.
Reverse translation : (d’Amisos).

Commentary


Contremarque au droit.

Historical background


PONTUS - AMISOS

(2nd - 1st century BC)

Located on the Black Sea between Sinope and Pharnaces, Amisos was founded in the 6th century BC by the Milesians and the Phocaeans. In the middle of the following century, populated by Athenian settlers, it was renamed Peiraeus (Piraeus). Datames seized Amisos in 372 BC, the city became a tributary of the Persians and an oligarchy was established. It was Alexander the Great who liberated the city and restored its democratic status. Its coinage lasted until the 1st century BC, experiencing a significant extension under the reign of Mithridates VI of Pontus (120-63 AC.).

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