Ancient Greek, Black Sea Area, Pontus, City of Amisos, Bronze Unit (C)

GK-AMISUS-GORGON
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Ancient Greek, Black Sea Area, Pontus, City of Amisos, Bronze Unit (C)

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  • Order Code: GK-AMISUS-GORGON
  • Size: 19-24mm
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  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Gorgon head
  • Reverse: Nike Carrying Palm Branch
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An ancient city on the Black Sea coast of northern Turkey, it was founded by Greek colonists from Miletus in the 6th century BCE. Re-settled by Athenians it was renamed Peiraeus by their great statesman Pericles and was a member of the Delian league. Part of the Kingdom of Pontus in the 4th century BCE it eventually fell under Roman rule in 71 BCE.