Pamphylia, Aspendos

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  1. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    My newest addition. I've been mainly collecting silvers lately but I really like this one and I was the only bidder on it which worked out nicely for me. The dog bone looking sling really got me too.
    Please post your coins from Pamphylia, I know some of you have to have those nice hoplite types :) Pamphylia Aspendos.jpg
    Pamphylia, Aspendos. 4th-3rd centuries B.C. AE 17 (17.2 mm, 4.17 g, 4 h). Forpart of horse right / Δ-M, sling.
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  3. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Very cool! I love the sling device. I have to say when I first saw it I thought it was a dog bone :shame:...


    The countermark strike on my stater flattened out most of the right wrestler, but the slinger is pretty much complete.

    PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos
    AR Stater. 10.61g, 22.1mm, PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos, circa 400-300 BC. BMC 52; SNG Cop 214. O: Two wrestlers; the left one holds the left arm of his opponent with both hands, the opponent grasping with right hand his right wrist; no control in between legs. R: Slinger, wearing short chiton, discharging sling to right; Π in between legs; on right, triskeles to right, c/m wolf running left in rectangular incuse below; all within incuse square; EΣTFEΔIIVΣ behind.
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  4. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Awesome coin zumbly. One day I'll grab me one of them. The reverse is just great on that coin
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  5. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    PAMPHYLIA, Perga Hadrian AE 12 117-38 AD Stag
    RPC 3, 2705; BMC Pamphylia 27 (P. 124); SNG Pfälzer Privatsammlungen 279-281

    Hadrian laureate head right, wearing paludamentum and cuirass.

    Rev. Π EP ΓA
    Stag standing left above it crescent

    1.4 gr
    12 mm
    212 P Hadrian .BMC27.jpg
  6. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Nice Milk Bone Dog Biscuit, Ajax! :D

    Pamphylia has some interesting bronzes. My only Pamphylia is a tetradrachm. Its centering is poor and the reverse is weak but it is still pretty. Nike looks like she's stepping off a cloud, about to fly away. Perhaps I should look for an upgrade, but this one is special because it was my first tetradrachm.

    205-100 BCE
    AR tetradrachm. 17.0 gm, 29 mm
    Obv: head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet
    Rev: Nike advancing left holding wreath; pomegranate and CT to left
    Ref: CNG France 719
  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats with the Pamphylian dogbone , Ajax

    I think your Tet is beautifull TIF , like the off center Niké , she is all there and the empty left field gives it something special.

    Here's mine:
  8. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    That's such a wonderful coin---I never would have guessed a 'sling' ??

    Wonderful posts everyone!

    I believe this is my only example of Pamphylia.....courtesy of A-Noob:
    Aspendos_CW wrestlers pamphilya stater.jpg
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
  9. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Nice coin Ajaz! I love small Greek bronzes with detail and centering. Congats on the win, CNG I presume? The only time I win at CNG is when I'm the only bidder, lol.
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  10. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Wow, Ajax => congrats on adding that sweet OP-score to your collection!!


    Pamphylia, eh?

    I just happen to have a couple of pretty cool examples (a couple of my favourite coins)

    PAMPHYLIA, Side, AR Obol
    Circa 370-360 BC
    Diameter: 9 mm
    Weight: 0.64 grams
    Obverse: Head of lion left
    Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing necklace
    Reference: Atlan 121–6 var. (unlisted dies); SNG France 739; SNG von Aulock 4775

    Pamphylia Side Lion.jpg

    PAMPHYLIA, Side. Gallienus, Æ 11 Assarion

    253-268 AD
    Diameter: 30 mm
    Weight: 14.25 grams
    Obverse: Laureate and draped bust right above eagle standing right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; IA obliterated by c/m of Є within circular incuse
    Reverse: Athena standing facing, head right, holding spear and [thunderbolt], with shield at side; pomegranate to left
    Reference: SNG France –; BMC 104; for c/m: Howgego 805

    Pamphylia Gallienus.jpg

    Ajax => congrats again on your sweet addition!!
  11. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    I'll contribute one little interesting ae type:

    Perga Ae1.jpg

    Perga, Pamphylia ; mid 3rd to 1st C BC.
    Ox: Cult image of Artemis Pergaia in two-columned shrine
    Rx: ARTEMIDOS PERGAIAS, Quiver of Artemis, bow diagonally behind
  12. Pishpash

    Pishpash Supporter! Supporter

    My version
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    Pamphylia, Perge
    Cult statue of Artemis Pergaia facing within distyle temple; in pediment, eagle
    [Π]EPΓAIA[Σ], ([A]PTEMIΔOΣ). - Bow and quiver; in left field, magistrate's name
    Mint: Perge (50-30 B.C.)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 4.60g / 17mm / -
    Rarity: Rare
    • SNG BN 373-8
    • SNG Copenhagen 308
    • Lindgren & Kovacs 1102
  13. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    so that's a sling? wow, i never would have guess that. cool coin ajax! i bet your avtar guy thinks that's a great reverse!
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  14. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    Before I read the description I really thought that was a dog bone. @Ajax thats a pretty cool coin, you don't really see coins with a sling on them.
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  15. Cyrrhus

    Cyrrhus Well-Known Member

    I just bought this beauty.
    Looks he got a countermark in his neck, but I am not sure..

    Pamphylia, Perge. Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE 25mm (9.56 gm). Obv.: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev.: Tyche standing holding cornucopia and rudder. Cf. SNG Coppenhagen 328. VF.
  16. MarcosX

    MarcosX Active Member

    nice coins all, I love all the Aspendos types, I sort of collect the hoplite staters
    they are hard to come by! here is the four I have. aspendos 4.JPG
  17. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Way cool!
  18. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Cornelia Salonina, wife of Gallienus
    Pamphylia, Side. AE decassarion. AD 254-268
    29 mm; 18.50 g
    Obv: ΚΟΡΝΗΛΙΑ CΑΛΩΝΙΝΑ CΕΒΑ, diademed and draped bust, r., I (=10) before.
    Rev: CΙΔΗΤΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Apollo standing, facing, head l., holding patera and resting on scepter surmounted by flower(?).
    BMC 163, 123 var.; SGI 4647 var.; SNG von Aulock 4861.
    Die match to lot #80, CNG electronic auction 137, 12/04/2006:

    Salonina Side Decassarion.jpg
  19. I don't think I've seen the type before; lovely and a strange sling. I have a few staters:

    Note* Obv's 1 and 2 are die matches.
    Aspendos Stater 1.png
    Aspendos Stater 3.png
    Aspendos Stater 2.png
    Aspendos Stater 4.png

  20. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Nice sling Ajax! This is one of my favorites from Aspendos.

    Pamphylia, Aspendos. AE14 Pseudo-autonomous
    First century A.D.
    Obv: Horse galloping right.
    Rev: AΣΠEN-ΔIΩN, Warrior standing right, holding shield and hurling javelin.
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