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Live auction - bgr_791086 - CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - MAUSOLUS Drachme

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:21:17
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 360 AC
Mint name / Town : Halicarnasse, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très beau portrait d’Apollon. Revers agréable. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


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 : MAUSSOLLO.
Reverse translation : (de Mausole).

Historical background


(377-353 BC)

Hekatomnos (395-377 AC). Was satrap of Caria and participated in the second war in Asia Minor. His son Mausolus (377-353 AC.), Who succeeded him, is much better known for the mausoleum built for him his widow, Artemisia, to perpetuate his memory and was one of the seven wonders of the world. This is Hidrieus, the second son of Hekatomnos who succeeded him and continued the coinage introduced by his brother Halicarnassus.

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