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
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An AE unit struck 85-65 BC in Amisos
Obverse: Aegis with Gorgoneian at center

Reverse: AMI-ΣOΣ, Nike advancing right, holding palm; monograms flanking

Diameter: 21.2 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 6.88 g

Ex Elwood Rafn collection, Ex-Agora Auctions lot 43-018

Rec Gen 44; SNG BM 1191
(2) Amisos
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An AR Siglos struck c. 400-360 BC in Amisos
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

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.7 g
Aphro... magistrate
SNG BM Black Sea 1059, SNG Stancomb 660, SNG Cop 122, Rec Gén 27, McClean 7351, HGC 7 229
(3) Amisos
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An AE unit struck 85-65 BC in Amisos
Obverse: Aegis facing

Reverse: Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder; AMI_ΣOY / (ΠΩΔ) _ (AVTE)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.9 g
times of Mithradates VI Eupator
RecGen 44; SNG BM Black Sea 1177-1179; cf. SNG Cop 170.
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An AR Drachm struck 138 AD in Amisos
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

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.6 g
struck by Hadrian 25 Feb - 11 Jul 138 AD
RPC Online 1296. R.G. 109
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An AE unit struck 85-65 BC in 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

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 8 g
No notes for this coin
Malloy 26c