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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1334471

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Biblical Artifacts
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Type 1:

Side Mint; c. 3rd-2nd Century BCE

Obverse: Athena facing right wearing crested helmet.

Reverse: Pomegranate on stalk

Weight: 2.66-4.06 g; Diameter: 14.4-16mm

Conditions: Very Fine

SNG Cop, 383

Type 2:

Side Mint; c. 2nd-1st Century BCE

Obverse: Athena in triple-crested helmet, three-quarter facing.

Reverse: Athena advancing right with thunderbolt and shield. Pomegranate before.

Weight: 4.15 g; Diameter: 18mm

Condition: Very Fine

SNG Cop, 379

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Side (Σίδη in Greek) is located in the region of Pamphylia on the Mediterranean coast of modern day Turkey. Founded around the 7th Century BCE during Greek colonization, it was chosen for its excellent natural harbor and potential trade route. Due to the importance of trade in all times the city was very valuable to those attempting to build or extend an empire. As such, Side was at various times controlled by Alexander the Great, the Ptolemies and the Seleucids up until 188 BCE. At this time they were able to gain a semi-autonomy that allowed them to mint their own coinage and largely rule themselves for over 100 years when they were conquered by Rome in 67 BCE.