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Pamphylia, Side

AR Drachm, 4.21g. 18.5mm. 3rd-2nd centuries B.C. Head of Athena to right wearing crested helmet.  Rev. Nike walking to left holding wreath; pomegranate in field to left.  Seyrig, Side 5.  SNG BN 721ff; faint scratches in upper left reverse field.  Magnificent obverse style in high relief and very rare in this quality.  Lightly toned.

Ex: CNG, Auction 117, May 19-20, 2021, lot 246.

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $4,350.
Pamphylia, Side, Gallienus, 253-268 A.D.

AE 10 assarion, 17.20g. 30mm. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right; I in field to right. Rev. Galley sailing to left; long branch with pomegranates to right. SNG BN 885(dies). BMC 116. The significance of the pomegranate branch on the reverse is that the fruit was the badge of Side and appears on its archaic coins. Dark brown and green patina withe some encrustation on the obverse.


Ex: CNG, Lancaster, PA, Auction 467, May 6, 2020, lot 275


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Very Fine/good Very Fine $750.
Egypt, Alexandria, Diocletian, 284-305 A.D.
Billon Tetradrachm, 8.21g. 20mm. Dated year 8=291/292 A.D. Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. Harpocrates of Pelusium standing to left holding pomegranate and hand of nude pygmy(?). Dattari/ Savio pl. 283, 5696(only one example). Emmet 4062.8(R3). Geissen_. Scarce and with an attractive brown patina. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $550.

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