MAIASK. 2018. No. 10
M.M. Choref (Nizhnevartovsk,
Nulla salus bello est, or Chersonesus under
Mithridates VI EUpator Dionysius: by
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Community of Chersonesus voluntarily recognized the dependence of his polis
on the Kingdom
of Pontus at the end of
the 2nd century BCE. Its Decision was reflected in mint. Bronze dichalkoi
with the bust of Helios on the obverse and with the Cornucopia and with
Dioscuri Caps on the reverse were released in Chersonesus. They were minted
under the control of the nomophylakes Heraclides. Under him, the relations
and Chersonesus were built based on the Agreement on Symmachia.
Governor Demetrius ruled Chersonesus later. He released the drachma with
images of the Parthenos on the obverse and the reverse. These coins went into
circulation during the period of acute shortage of means of payment in
Chersonesus, caused by the struggle of Bithynia
and Pontus for Cappadocia in 103/102 BCE. The mint in Chersonesus
ceased for a while after Demetrius. The influx of foreign coins decreased.
The economy of Chersonesus suffered from the down turn in foreign trade
caused by the wars waged by Mithridates VI Eupator Dionysius. The city
resumed mint only during the uprising in 63 BCE. The tetrachalkoi of Agathon
entered into circulation then. He commanded the local garrison under
Mithridates VI Eupator Dionysius. Agathon became the Tyrant of Chersonesus as
the result of the revolt of 63 BCE.
words: history, numismatics, economics,
Chersonesus, Pontic Period.
Received November 9, 2018
Accepted for publication December 2, 2018