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Live auction - bgr_567532 - CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - HEKATOMNUS Tétradrachme

CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - HEKATOMNUS Tétradrachme AU/XF
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bgr_567532
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 390-385 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mylassa, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 14,91 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, court sur la légende de revers. Jolie représentation du droit. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Zeus Labraundos vêtu du chiton et de l’himation, marchant à droite, tenant de la main droite le labrys et de la main gauche une javeline .

Reverse


Reverse description : Lion passant à droite.
Reverse legend : [EKATOMNW].
Reverse translation : (Hécatomnos).

Historical background


DECAY - satraps DECAY - Hecatomnus

(392-377 BC)

Hecatomnos, from Mylassa, succeeded Hyssaldomos, satrap of Caria in 395 BC the Persian fleet commander, he participated in operations during the conquest of Cyprus in 390 BC after the revolt of the king Salamis Evogoras I (411-373 BC). Hecatomnos remained in power for fifteen years Mylassa chosen as the capital of his satrapy. His eldest son, Mausolle, succeeded him to his death in 377 BC.

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