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Perge, Pamphylia, c. 220 - 189 B.C.
Perga was the capital of Pamphylia. Today it is a large site of ancient ruins, 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) east of Antalya on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. During the Hellenistic period, Perga was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, famous for its temple of Artemis. It also is notable as the home of the renowned mathematician Apollonius of Perga.
GB86568. Bronze AE 14, SNG BnF
362; SNG Cop
4650; SNG PfPs
7340; BMC Lycia
p. 122, 15, gVF, well struck, corrosion, a little rough, Perge mint, weight
2.145g, maximum diameter
14.1mm, die axis
, c. 220 - 189 B.C.; obverse sphinx
seated right, kalathos
, curved wing; reverse
NANAΨAΣ - ΠPEIIAΣ (first N retrograde), Artemis
standing half left, wearing short chiton
and hunting boots, wreath
in right hand, long scepter
vertical behind in left hand; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; SOLD
Catalog current as of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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