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E-auction 353-266643 - bgr_568526 - PONTUS - PHARNACIA Tetrachalque

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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 20 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:01:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tetrachalque
Date: an 212
Mint name / Town : Pharnacia, Pont
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine vert
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, la tête tournée à droite, les ailes déployées ; un monogramme dans le champ.
Reverse legend : FARNAK[EI[S].
Reverse translation : (de Pharnacia).


Beau portrait de Zeus. Notre exemplaire est très proche de celui de la collection Stancomb (WSC. 723).

Historical background

BRIDGE - Pharnacia

(Second - first century BC)

The city was founded by Pharnaces I (185-149 AC)., King of Pontus, grandfather of Mithridates VI Eupator, circa 180 BC on the quotes of ancient Cerasus. It was a fortified coastal city. It loses its importance at the time of the Roman conquest.

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