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Pontic Kingdom

Amisos, Pontos, 85 - 65 B.C.

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Amisos, the mythical home of the Amazons, was settled c. 760 - 750 B.C. by people from Miletus, who established a flourishing trade relationship with the ancient peoples of Anatolia. Amisos came under the rule of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great's Macedonian Empire, and then the Kingdom of Pontus. The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the Byzantine Empire until it was captured by the Seljuks in 1200, to be later taken over by the Ilhanlilar. Amisos today is Samsun, a city of about half a million people on the north coast of Turkey.
SH73961. Bronze AE 21, SNG Cop 165; SNGvA 66; SNG BM Black Sea 1218; SNG Stancomb 704; Rec Gn p. 56, 38; HGC 7 244; Laffaille -, VF, green patina, earthen encrustations, weight 7.574 g, maximum diameter 20.8 mm, die axis 0o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, Mithridatic War issue, 85 - 65 B.C.; obverse head of Amazon right, wearing wolf scalp headdress; reverse Nike walking right, extending wreath in right, palm frond over shoulder in left, AMI−ΣOY horizontal divided across field; scarce; $450.00 SALE PRICE $405.00


Pontos, 130 - 100 B.C.

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An enigmatic and very rare coin with unusual curious types.
SH71879. Bronze AE 12, SNG BM Black Sea 984; SNG Stancomb 653; Lindgren III 154; HGC 7 317, EF, light earth over dark green patina, weight 1.544 g, maximum diameter 11.7 mm, Pontos, uncertain mint, 130 - 100 B.C.; obverse horse-head right, with star of eight points and central pellet on neck; reverse comet star of seven points, central pellet, and tail to right; very rare; $250.00 SALE PRICE $225.00


Pontos, 130 - 100 B.C.

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An enigmatic and very rare coin with unusual curious types.
GB72869. Bronze AE 12, SNG BM Black Sea 984; SNG Stancomb 653; Lindgren III 154; HGC 7 317, aVF, weakly struck, weight 1.264 g, maximum diameter 11.7 mm, Pontos, uncertain mint, 130 - 100 B.C.; obverse horse-head right, with star of eight points and central pellet on neck; reverse comet star of seven points, central pellet, and tail to right; very rare; $160.00 SALE PRICE $144.00




  



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Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume XI, The William Stancomb Collection of Coins of the Black Sea Region. (Oxford, 2000).
Wroth, Warwick. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia. (London, 1889).

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