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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Pontos| > GB87633
Amisos, Pontos, c. 120 - 100 B.C.
A natural fortress and harbor on the south coast of the Black Sea in the former land of the Chalybes, Pharnakia stood at the end of a route over the Pontic mountains from Armenia Minor. Pharnakes I of Pontus founded it, c. 180 B.C., in newly conquered territory with citizens from Kotyora. The city was annexed to Galatia with the rest of the Pontic Kingdom in 64 or 65 A.D.
GB87633. Bronze AE 16, SNG BM Black Sea 1142, SNG Stancomb 672, SNGvA 71, HGC 7 250 (R1), EF, dark green patina, light marks, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, weight 4.165g, maximum diameter 16.3mm, die axis 0o, time of Mithradates VI Eupator; obverse bust of Eros right; reverse AMI−ΣOY, quiver and unstrung bow; rare; SOLD











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