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Live auction - bgr_532952 - CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - PIXODARUS Didrachme

CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - PIXODARUS Didrachme AU/AU
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bgr_532952
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Type : Didrachme
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Halicarnasse, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,00 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Très belle expression du visage d’Apollon au droit. Usure superficielle au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de Conseils Placements

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 : [P]IXOWDAR[OU].
Reverse translation : (de Pixodare).

Commentary


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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