Side, Silver Stater

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Side silver stater of Pamphylia which dates back to 450 BC. On the obverse side of the coin there is a picture of a pomegranate and on the reverse an inscription in local alphabet together with the image of a crow. Pomegranate is a fertility symbol. In this currency it also acts as a "symbolic word", as in the area the particular fruit was named "Side". Handmade copy in silver-plated brass placed in a specially designed acrylic stand to exhibit both sides.

Dimensions: diameter 2,5cm x 2mm

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Side (Greek: Σίδη) is an ancient Greek city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in the country.

Side was founded by Greek settlers from Cyme in Aeolis, a region of western Anatolia. This most likely occurred in the 7th century BC. Its tutelary deity was Athena, whose head adorned its coinage.

Dating from the tenth century B.C., its coinage bore the head of Athena (Minerva), the patroness of the city, with a legend. Its people, a piratical horde, quickly forgot their own language to adopt that of the aborigines.

Ancient Greece
with acrylic case
Dimensions (WxHxD):
5 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm
Gross Weight:
50 gr
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Silver-plated Brass
Ancient hellenic (greek) coin
30 gr

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