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ID:     803734
Type:     Greek
Region:     MYSIA
City:     Pergamon
Date Ruled:     Circa 133-27 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Chalkous
Date Struck:     BC Circa 133-27
Diameter:     15 mm
Weight:     2.55 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Asklepios left
Reverse Legend:     B
Reverse Description:     Serpent-entwined staff; B to left
Primary Reference:     SNG France 1860
Reference2:     cf. SNG Cop 402
Reference3:     SNG VA -
Reference4:     BMC -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Superb EF, dark green patina
Notes:     Fine style Ex Friedrich Popken Collection.The famous Asklepieion (or Sanctuary of Asklepios) was located in Pergamon, about a mile south of the city’s acropolis. It was a world-renowned site to which people would travel in the hopes of finding a cure for their ailments. Archaeological surveys have found numerous terracotta body parts at the site, which must have been offerings given by these hopeful pilgrims.