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Live auction - bgr_756202 - CARIA - ALABANDA Tridrachme

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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : 3 700 €
Maximum bid : 4 000 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:20:57
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tridrachme
Date: an 14
Mint name / Town : Alabanda, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,12 g.
Rarity : R3
slab NGC
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré. Revers de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire sous coque NGC XF (Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5)


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite.


Reverse description : Pégase volant à droite dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : ALA-BAN-DEWN / ID.
Reverse translation : (d’Alabanda).


Pour l’an 14, N. Waggoner avait recensé 9 tétradrachmes pour trois coins de droit. Les monnaies ont été frappées entre l’an 1 et 33 (175-142 avant J-C.). Au total elle connaissait 32 pièces pour 17 coins de droit pour les années : 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18 21 et 33. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du SNG Winterthur n° 3278, pl. 144, 11,74 g.

Historical background

DECAY - Alabanda

(III - II century BC)

Alabanda Carie was placed on the river Marsyas, which then flowed into the Meander thirty kilometers. Its inhabitants were known for their promiscuous. During the war against Philip V of Macedon, Alabanda would allied to Rome. After 197 BC, falling into the hands of Antiochus III the Great (223-187 AC), the city changed its name and became Antioch in Caria. After the defeat of Magnesia in 189 BC and the peace of Apamea in the following year, the city regained its independence and name. It is at this point that the coinage in the name of Alexander had begun. In 168-167, the provincial cities of Caria and Lycia were declared free by the Senate of Rome to thank them for helping in the fight against the king of Macedonia, Perseus.

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