Tauric Chersonesos, Pantikapaion, AE21, Bearded Pan, Late 4th-3rd Century BC
City/Region:
Tauric Chersonesos, Pantikapaion
Denomination:
AE14
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
Late 4th to 3rd Century BC
Obverse:
Head of bearded Pan, right
Reverse:
Γ-A-N, Forepart of running Griffin, left; beneath, sturgeon, left
Size:
21.18mm, 7.5g, 11h
Grade:
gVF, attractive patina
Provenance:
ex Rusty Romans (2006)
References:
MacDonald 69; SNG Copenhagen 30-31; SNG BM Black Sea 869-871; SNG Lewis 447; SNG Stancomb 541-542; SNG Spencer-Churchill 95; BMC Thrace p. 7, 20

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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.