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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Pamphylia| > |Side| > GB90296
Side, Pamphylia, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Side was founded by Greeks from Cyme, Aeolis, most likely in the 7th century B.C. The settlers started using the local language and over time forgot their native Greek. Excavations have revealed inscriptions written in this language, still undeciphered, dating from as late as the 2nd century B.C. The name Side is from this indigenous Anatolian language and means pomegranate.
GB90296. Bronze AE 18, BMC Lycia p. 151, 70 (with same Helios countermark); SNG Cop 411 (same); SNG BnF 750 ff.; SNG PfPs 501; Lindgren -, VF, unusually broad flan with full legends, nice green patina, reverse flattened by countermarking, Side (near Selimiye, Antalya Province, Turkey) mint, weight 2.667g, maximum diameter 17.9mm, die axis 0o, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet; countermarks: facing head of Helios, helmeted head of Athena right, ΣI∆HTΩN horizontal above; reverse Nike advancing left, holding wreath; wearing long chiton, peplos around waist and left arm, pomegranate in left field, ΣI∆H-TΩN horizontal above divided by Nike's head; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins; SOLD










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