Amisos - A settlement in Pontus
Amisos was settled between 760–750 BC by settlers from Miletus, who established a flourishing trade relationship with the ancient peoples of Anatolia. The city's ideal combination of fertile ground and shallow waters attracted numerous traders.

The city was captured by the Persians in 550BC and became part of Cappadocia (satrapy). In the 5th century BC, Amisos became a free state and one of the members of the Delian League led by the Athenians; it was then renamed Peiraeus under Pericles. In the 4th century BC the city came under the control of the Kingdom of Pontus.

The Romans took over in 71 BC and Amisos became part of the Bithynia et Pontus province.

Modern location: Samsun, Turkey

(1) Amisos 85-65 BC
AE unit Amisos
Obverse: Aegis with Gorgoneian at center
Reverse: AMI-ΣOΣ, Nike advancing right, holding palm; monograms flanking
Ref: Rec Gen 44; SNG BM 1191
(2) Amisos c. 400-360 BC
Obverse: turreted head of Hera-Tyche left wearing stephanos ornamented with palmettes and annulets, triple-drop earrings and pearl necklace
Reverse: owl standing facing on shield, grain ear left; AΦ_PO/ ΠEIPA
Ref: SNG BM Black Sea 1059, SNG Stancomb...
(3) Amisos 85-65 BC
AE unit Amisos
Obverse: Aegis facing
Reverse: Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder; AMI_ΣOY / (ΠΩΔ) _ (AVTE)
Ref: RecGen 44; SNG BM Black Sea 1177-11...
(4) Antoninus Pius 138 AD
Obverse: bare draped bust right seen from behind; AVTO T·AIΛIOC·KAICAP·ANTWNEINOC·
Reverse: Tyche standing half left, holding rudder and cornucopia; AMICOV EΛEVΘE_PAC ETOVC PΞΘ
Ref: RPC Online 1296. R.G. 109
(5) Mithradates VI 85-65 BC
AE unit Amisos
Obverse: Head of Mithradates VI as Dionysos wreathed with ivy right
Reverse: AMIΣΟΥ / ethnic below cista mystica draped with panther skin and thyrsos; monogram to left
Ref: Malloy 26c