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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Pontos| > MA92909
Amisos, Pontos, c. 100 - 85 B.C.
|Pontos|, |Amisos,| |Pontos,| |c.| |100| |-| |85| |B.C.|, Amisos 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 after the fall of Rome. In 1200, the city was captured by the Seljuks, 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.
MA92909. Bronze AE 21, SNG BM 1159; SNG Stancomb 678; BMC Pontus p. 17, 46; Rec Gen p. 68, 31; SNG Cop 154; HGC 7 241, VF, dark green patina, scattered porosity, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, weight 8.802g, maximum diameter 20.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 100 - 85 B.C.; obverse head of Ares right in crested helmet; reverse sword in sheath with strap, AMI-ΣOY divided across field, star within crescent with horns up upper left, IB upper right, ΩΠA monograms lower left, ΦA monogram lower right; SOLD




  







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