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Live auction - bgr_340744 - CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - PIXODARUS Tétradrachme

CARIA - SATRAPS OF CARIA - PIXODARUS Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 3 200 €
Price : 1 800 €
Maximum bid : 1 800 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:22:45
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 340 AC
Mint name / Town : Halicarnasse, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan régulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Portrait de haut relief de toute beauté. Légère trace de double frappe au revers sur Zeus. Jolie patine foncée avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 34, n° 219. Certificat d’exportation

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 javeline renversée ; E sous les pieds.
Reverse legend : PIXOWDAROU/ E.
Reverse translation : (De Pixodare).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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