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bpv_192794 - AUGUSTUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

AUGUSTUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien VF
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 6
Mint name / Town : Tarse, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,64 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante, mais complètement lisible et identifiable, style et frappe standards pour l’émission
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire, qui provient de la vente Hirsch 186 du 10 février 1995, n° 873, est le 0748_012 de la base TSP

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Auguste à droite entouré de la stemma (O*).
Obverse legend : KAISAROS SE-BASTOU (Kaisaros Sebastou).
Obverse translation : (César Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Tyché tourelée, voilée et drapée assise à droite sur un rocher, tenant une palme de la main droite ; à ses pieds à droite, fleuve aux longs cheveux flottants en mèches nageant à droite.
Reverse legend : MHTROPOLEOS TAR.
Reverse translation : (La ville de Tarse, le nom de la ville en monogramme).

Commentary


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, vingt exemplaires sont répertoriés, dont deux en musées, Paris, Fonds Général, et Oxford.

Historical background


AUGUSTUS

(01/16/27 BC - 08/19/14 AD)

Augustus, after Actium and the taking of Alexandria, remains the sole master of the Roman Empire. He gave his powers to the senate in 27 and was honored with the title of august, giving birth to a new political regime: the principate.. The next forty years will be devoted to structuring and consolidating the system put in place by Augustus on the political, economic and cultural level.. He is assisted by Agrippa, who becomes his son-in-law by marrying his daughter Julia in 21 BC.. -VS. and bears him two grandsons, Caius and Lucius. Unfortunately, Agrippa, friend and double, died in 12 BC.. -VS. On the military level, he is seconded first by Drusus then by Tiberius - the two sons of his third wife, Livia. On the cultural level, the arbiter of fashions is Patron. With his epic the Aeneid, new Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil recalls the mythical birth of Rome and exalts the Roman virtues.. With skillful diplomatic and military activity, and despite the disaster of Varus in 9 AD, Augustus fixed the limes on the Rhine-Danubian front, benefiting from the repeated campaigns of Drusus, then Tiberius, and the end of the reign of Germanicus, son of Drusus. The relative peace with the Parthians is materialized by the return of the ensigns and prisoners of Carrhae (53 BC. -VS. ) in 20 BC. -VS. This event has a considerable impact. Augustus also reorganizes the senatorial and imperial provinces. He reserves the administration of Egypt. The last twenty years of his reign are dedicated to the preparation of his succession. One after the other, Agrippa died in 12 BC.. -VS. , Drusus in 9 BC. -VS. , then his two grandsons, Lucius in 2 and Caius in 4. Aged 77, Auguste died in Nola on August 19, 14, leaving the throne to Tiberius, new husband of Julie, already twice widowed.. His hopes also rest on Germanicus while Agrippa Posthumus has been sidelined. After his death, Augustus is deified and the Romans give his name to the eighth month of the year, August (augustus).

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