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Live auction - bgr_340749 - CILICIA - ISSUS Statère

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:25:45
Type : Statère
Date: c. 400AC.
Mint name / Town : Issos, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 10,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan ovale avec une frappe légèrement faible. Très joli droit. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne, légèrement granuleuse
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 34, n° 244


Obverse description : Apollon Apatorios drapé debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une longue branche de laurier de la main gauche.
Obverse legend : ISSI// [APATORIOU].
Obverse translation : (Issos/ Apatorios).


Reverse description : Hercule nu debout à droite, s’appuyant sur sa massue de la main droite et tenant de la main gauche un arc, la léonté sur le bras ; dans le champ à droite, une couronne, à droite, l’ankh (croix ansée).

Historical background


(Fourth century BC)

The city of Issus was located in the Gulf of the same name. Tiribzos already commander of the Persian forces in Asia Minor was charged by the King with great Orontes to campaign against the king of Salamis in Cyprus, Evagoras. Operations began in 386 BC and lasted five years until 381 BC and necessitated the issuance of an abundant coinage. It is that Issus Darius III of Persia and the Greeks of Alexander III met for the second time in 333 BC The Macedonian victory was total and Darius fled. The city lost its leadership after the foundation of Alexandria in Issus..

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