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Live auction - bgr_571780 - CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - MAUSOLUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : 1 500 €
Maximum bid : 1 600 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:16:51
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 350 AC
Mint name / Town : Halicarnasse
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,05 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré présentant un superbe portrait d’Apollon. Petite faiblesse sur les pieds de Zeus. Agréable patine grise de collection


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.

Historical background


(377-353 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.

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