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Live auction - bgr_753378 - CARIA - MYLASA Tétradrachme

CARIA - MYLASA Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:17:38
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 300-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mylassa, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 15,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche, les jambes croisées, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une double hache (labrys).
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre.

Historical background


DECAY - MYLASSA

(III - II century BC)

Mylassa, City of indigenous origin was located west of Stratonicea in the land, but not far from the Gulf of Bargylos. She was chosen as the capital of Caria under the satrap Hekatomnos (396-377 BC). But his successor, he preferred Mausolus Halicarnassus and thither the seat of government in 367 BC After this date, the city lost its importance. Eupolémos was one of the generals who fought in Caries Cassandra.

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