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Ancient Greek Coins of Perga, Pamphylia

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.Ruins of the main street in Perga


Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Perge, Pamphylia

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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.Ruins of the main street in Perga
RP84161. Bronze AE 18, RPC I 3373 (5 spec.), McClean 8902, BMC Lycia -, SNGvA -, aF, flan crack, rough, weight 4.647 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 0o, Perge mint, as caesar under Claudius, 50 - 13 Oct 54 A.D.; obverse NEPWN KAICAP, bare head right; reverse APTEMI∆OC ΠEPΓAIAC, Artemis running right, torch in left, bow in right; very rare; $50.00 (€44.00)
 


Perge, Pamphylia, Mid 3rd Century B.C.

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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.
SH21625. Silver tetradrachm, SNGvA 4657 var., SGCV II 5414 var., SNG Cop - (varieties - Θ on rev not listed), Choice gVF, toned, weight 16.752 g, maximum diameter 27.9 mm, die axis 0o, Perge mint, obverse laureate head of Artemis right, quiver behind neck; reverse APTEMI∆OΣ ΠEPΓAIAΣ, Artemis standing left, wreath in right hand, long scepter in left hand, stag at feet behind, Θ inner left; beautiful, fine classical style; scarce; SOLD


Perga, Pamphylia, Seleukid Empire, 206 - 205 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great

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In 333 BC, the citizens of Perga, long under the rule of Persia, welcomed their liberator Alexander the Great and his army into the city. When this coin was struck Perga was under Seleukid rule but retained the independence to strike coinage. Perga is notable as the home of the renowned mathematician Apollonius of Perga, who is believed to have lived at the time this coin was struck.
SH62388. Silver tetradrachm, Price 2920, Müller Alexander 1227, Cohen DCA 314, Choice gVF, weight 17.051 g, maximum diameter 29.6 mm, die axis 0o, Perga mint, 214 - 213 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, H (year 8 of the Era of Perga) left; SOLD







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