Tauric Chersonesos, Pantikapaion, AE20, Young Pan, Late 4th-3rd Century BC
City/Region:
Tauric Chersonesos, Pantikapaion
Denomination:
AE20
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
Late 4th to 3rd Century BC
Obverse:
Head of young Pan, left, crowned in ivy
Reverse:
Γ-A-N, Head of roaring lion left, sturgeon fish below
Size:
19.58mm, 5.8g,12h
Grade:
gVF, attractive dark glossy patina
Provenance:
ex Noble Roman Coins (2006)
References:
MacDonald 70; SNG Copenhagen 35-36; SNG Kikpe 276; SNG BMC Black Sea 883-885; SNG Stancomb 452-453; SNG Lewis 449-450; BMC Thrace p. 8, 21-22; SGCV I -

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The Tauric Chersonese (Χερσόνησος Ταυρική) meaning "Tauric Peninsula" is known today as the Crimean Penninsula. Its history began in the 5th century BC with the settlement by Greek colonies. It would remain Greek in culture for over 2,000 years before being taken over by successive different empires.