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bgr_548936 - PONTUS - AMISOS Unité

PONTUS - AMISOS Unité AU
150.00 €(Approx. 162.00$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 85-65 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amisos, Pont
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,49 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré. Belle tête casquée. Joli revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Épée dans son fourreau avec le baudrier à droite ; dans le champ à gauche, croissant de lune surmonté d’une étoile ; dans le champ de chaque côté, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : AMI-SWU/ (RHK) - (ADR)/ (AT).

Commentary


Poid léger. 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


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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