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Live auction - bgr_444066 - CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - PIXODARUS Didrachme

CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - PIXODARUS Didrachme MS/AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 970 €
Maximum bid : 970 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:26:59
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Didrachme
Date: c. 340-334 AC.
Mint name / Town : Halicarnasse, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Tête d’Apollon particulièrement bien venue. Joli revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus Labraundos marchant à droite, tenant de la main droite le labrys et de la gauche une sceptre long.
Reverse legend : PIXOWDAROU.

Commentary


Poids léger. Cet exemplaire présente un portrait de toute beauté empreint de réalisme.

Historical background


DECAY - satraps DECAY - PIXODARE

(340-334 BC)

Pixodare, the last son of Hekatomnos succeeded to the widow of Hidrieus, Ada (344-340 BC.). He was the only satrap of Caria to strike gold and behave like the great King. He was eliminated in 334 BC The following year, Rhoontopates last satrap of Caria, was deposed by Alexander the Great seized Halicarnassus.

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