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bpv_599960 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 209-212
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,41 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli buste ainsi qu’un agréable revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Prieur 1534 A (2 ex.)
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente CNG, Auction 144, lot n° 210

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Septime Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI - SHUHROS SE.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Septime Sévère auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout de face sur une massue tournée à gauche, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec ; entre les pattes de l'aigle, un murex.
Reverse legend : DHMAR-C EX. UPATOS TO. G..
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la troisième fois).

Historical background


Septimius Severus

(13/04/193-4/02/211) Lucius Septimius Severus

Tyre, according to tradition, seems to have been founded by colonists from Sidon, his great rival. Tyrian colonists in turn founded Carthage in 814 BC Tyre was one of the main ports of Phoenicia and one of the largest in the Eastern Mediterranean trade places. Tyre refused to submit to Alexander the Great in 332 BC The siege lasted seven months from January to August in very difficult conditions. Alexander showed ruthless and massacred or enslaved the population. Tyr did not disappear, was rebuilt. After Alexander's death, she often changed master Perdiccas in 321 AC, Ptolemy the following year, then it was the turn of Antigonus in 314 before falling into the hands of Ptolemy two years later.. In 294 BC, Tyre entered the orbit Seleucid. After 274 BC, a new era seems to start to Tyre. The city will be independent after 126 BC and experience a new political and economic development without forgetting that money will continue under Roman rule.

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