Little Asklepios from Pergamon

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Far from rare but I thought it was interesting. They are next to impossible to obtain with complete legends on the reverse. Post anything you feel is relevant, of course!

    Pergamon Asklepios and serpent staff.jpg
    Mysia, Pergamon, ca. 133-27 B.C.
    Greek Æ dichalkon, 16.4 mm, 3.74 g, 2 h.
    Obv: Laureate head of Asklepios right.
    Rev: AΣKΛHPIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, serpent-entwined staff.
    Refs: BMC 154-157; SNG Cop 368 ff; SNG France 1828-48; SNG von Aulock 1373.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2018
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  3. Andres2

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  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    That's a really nice example. Mine has the legends, but lost the head of the snake.

    Mysia Pergamon - AE Snake staff 2308.jpg
    MYSIA, Pergamon
    AE17. 3.87g, 16.8mm, MYSIA, Pergamon, circa 200-133 BC. Demetrios, magistrate. SNG Cop 368. O: Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios right; ΔHMHTΡIOΥ below. R: AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Staff of Asklepios entwined with serpent.

    I also like this other bronze with an owl countermark.
    Mysia Pergamon - AE Snake Owl Cm 2304.jpg
    MYSIA, Pergamon
    AE20. 8.18g, 20mm. MYSIA, Pergamon, 190-133 BC. BMC 161. O: Laureate head of Asklepios right. R: AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Serpent of Asklepios coiled around omphalos; c/m, owl standing.

    And for the complete snakey picture from Pergamon, I guess we'll need one of these as well...
    Mysia Pergamon - Cistophoric Tetradrachm 2256.jpg
    MYSIA, Pergamon
    AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. 12.69g, 27.2mm. MYSIA, Pergamon, circa 104-98 BC. Kleiner, Hoard 12; BMC 106. O: Cista mystica within ivy wreath. R: Two serpents entwined around bow case; ΔI above, civic monogram to left, serpent-entwined thyrsos to right.
  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    A very nice coin! Great portrait & look.
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  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    My owl appears to have been swallowed and is still in the snake.
  7. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

  8. tenbobbit

    tenbobbit Well-Known Member

    Keeping with the CM theme
    I never did try to ID the host coin, just assumed it was Pergamon but it does have a different Obverse to those shown so far.
    Head right wearing a helmet ? 2.77g - 14/15mm
  9. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    I have a little Asklepios from Pergamon also!

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