GREEK BRONZE COIN - PONTOS AMISOS / I CENTURY BC ( 100-85 BC )
Original Greek coin in bronze from I Century BC. Coin set on a sterling silver handcrafted surrounding structure. Necklace made of sterling silver. Coin in bronze.
Chain length : 53cm
Coin diameter : 2 cm
Made in Georgia
On obverse, Helmeted head of Ares ( Mars ) wearing a Corinthian crested helmet.
Ares was the ancient Greek god of war or, more properly, the spirit of battle. He represented the distasteful aspects of brutal warfare and slaughter.
On reverse, AMISOY ( Amisus ) and sword in sheath.
Placed on the Black Sea between Sinope and Pharnace, Amisus was founded in the sixth century BC by the Phoenicians and the Milesians. In the middle of the next century, populated by Athenian colonists, it was renamed Peiraeus (Piraeus). Datames seized Amisus in 372 BC, the city became dependent on Persian and an oligarchy was established. It was Alexander the Great, who liberated the city and returned his democratic status. His coinage lasted until the first century BC, experiencing a significant expansion during the reign of Mithridates VI of Pontus (120-63 AC).