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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Cilicia| > GS95988
Nagidos, Cilicia, c. 420 - 380 B.C.
|Cilicia|, |Nagidos,| |Cilicia,| |c.| |420| |-| |380| |B.C.|, NEWNagidos, a colony of Samos, was located in Cilicia on a hill at the mouth of the Sini Cay (Bozyazi Dere) near modern Bozyazi in Mersin Province, Turkey. Nagidos minted coins with a grape cluster as a symbol of the city, some with both Greek and Aramaic inscriptions, and one type bearing the name of the Persian satrap Pharnabazus. Aphrodite appears most often on the coins, indicating her sanctuary was the most important in the city. Alexander the Great conquered Cilicia in 133 B.C. After his death, Cilicia briefly came under Seleucid rule. About 270 B.C., the Ptolemaic Empire conquered Cilicia. When the city of Arsinoe was founded on land claimed by Nagidos, the Nagidians refused to recognize the settlers. To resolve the dispute, Nagidos was designated as the mother city and the citizens of both shared a single citizenship. Cilicia came under Seleucid rule in 197 B.C. Nagidos was abandoned in the middle of the second century B.C., possibly due to attacks by the Cilician pirates.
GS95988. Silver obol, SNG BnF 15, Traité II 1516, Göktürk 1 var. (rev. type left), SNG Cop 176 var. (rev. no N), BMC Lyconia p. 111, 10 var. (obv. N inverted, rev. no N), Choice gVF, toned, die wear, scratches, Nagidos (Bozyazi, Turkey) mint, weight 0.749g, maximum diameter 9.7mm, die axis 90o, c. 420 - 380 B.C.; obverse head of Aphrodite right, N lower left; reverse bearded head of Dionysos right, N upper right; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $250.00 SALE |PRICE| $225.00 ON RESERVE

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