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E-auction 196-125917 - PHÉNICIE - SIDON Seizième de shekel

PHÉNICIE - SIDON Seizième de shekel
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 20 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 16 January 2017 14:01:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Seizième de shekel 
Date an 3 
Mint name / Town : Sidon, Phénicie 
Metal : silver 
Diameter : 8  mm
Orientation dies : 12  h.
Weight : 0,92  g.
Rarity : R1 
Coments on the condition : Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure iimportante identifiable. Patine de collection 
Catalogue references : BMC.15 pl. 18/10  - GC.5933  - HGCS. 10/230 
Obverse
Reverse
Commentary
Historical background
Obverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Obverse description : Galère de guerre voguant à gauche devant les fortifications de Sidon constituées de trois tours .
Reverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Reverse description : Roi perse couronné passant à droite le carquois sur l’épaule, tirant avec un arc bandé, tenant une lance de la main gauche ; de chaque côté, deux petites figues incuses ; le tout dans les restes d’un carré creux .
Sur cet exemplaire, la dépouille de peau de chèvre et la tête du dieu Bès, toutes deux en creux, ne semblent pas visibles.

PHOENICIA - SIDON

(Ve - fourth century BC)

'Abd Eschmun (425-410/407 avant J.-C.)

Tyre with Sidon was one of the main ports of the Phoenician coast, essentially a military port. Sidon was one of the oldest Phoenician cities. The city was famous for the commercial exploitation of the purple (Murex). His coinage appears to have started in the second half of the fifth century BC and lasted until the Macedonian conquest in 332 BC The city submitted to the conqueror without a fight to the opposite of its neighbor, Tyr who resisted for seven months. The new coinage of Sidon began in 112-111 BC Pompey maintained the status of a free city, then confirmed by Marc Anthony. The autonomous coinage ceased in 30/29 BC.

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