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MYSIA Parion Philetairos 282-263 BC Ae Athena Bow and monogram


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I got to reading about Parion in Mysia. (My info may be close but could use some correction)

It was a city on route to the Black Sea from the Mediterranean Sea in present day Turkey, I believe it was a port on the east shore of Dardanelles (aka Hellespont) near or on the south of the Sea of Marmara.

Philetaerus 282-263 BC was the ruler of Pergamon when this 14mm bronze coin was struck.

He was a wealthy and likable ruler. Had temples built and helped his army and people with his great wealth.


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Fun coin and an opportunity to learn! Nice write-up, @thenickelguy! I have only two coins minted in this city, both from the Roman provincial series.

Commodus, AD 177-192, and Crispina, AD 178-191.
Roman provincial Æ 20.2 mm, 4.69 g, 7 h.
Mysia, Parium, c. AD 179-180.
Obv: IMP CAI Λ AVR COMODVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus, right.
Rev: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust of Crispina, right.
Ref: RPC IV.2, 11735 (temporary).

Cornelia Supera, wife of Aemelian, Augusta, 253 CE.
Roman provincial Æ 20.5mm, 3.78 g, 7 h.
Mysia, Parium, AD 253.
Obv: G CORN SUPERA, diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: C. G. I. H. P., Capricorn right, cornucopiae on back; globe between legs.
Refs: RPC IX, 382; Sear GI 4408; SNG Von Aulock 7448.
Notes: Sear describes as a star, but his exemplar in the British Museum depicts a globe with an equinoctial cross, giving it the appearance of a star.

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