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Live auction - bgr_702939 - CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - HIDREIUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : 1 200 €
Maximum bid : 2 410 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:27:25
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 350 AC
Mint name / Town : Halicarnasse, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,44 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré des deux côtés présentant un très joli portrait d’Apollon. Métal cristallisé. Patine grise


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon de trois quarts de face à droite.


Reverse description : Zeus Labraundos marchant à droite, tenant de la main droite le labrys et de la gauche une javeline renversée ; E sous les pieds.
Reverse legend : IDRIEWS/ I.
Reverse translation : (d’Hidrieus).


Aucun tétradrachme d’Idreius n’était signalé avec un petit iota placé derrière le Zeus Labraundos - nous en avons cependant déjà vendu un (bgr_346524).

Historical background


(351-344 BC)

Hekatomnos (395-377 AC.) was satrap of Caria and took part in the second war in Asia Minor. His son Mausolus (377-353 AC.), who succeeded him, is much better known for the mausoleum that his widow, Artemisia, had built for him in order to perpetuate his memory and which was one of the seven wonders of the world. It was Hidrieus, the second son of Hekatomnos, who succeeded him and continued the coinage established by his brother at Halicarnassus. Pixodare, the last son of Hekatomnos, succeeded the widow of Hidrieus, Ada (344-340 AC.). He was eliminated in 334 BC. The following year, Rhoontopates, the last satrap of Caria, was deposed by Alexander the Great who seized Halicarnassus.

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