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Live auction - bgr_543091 - CILICIA - TARSUS - DATAMES SATRAP Obole

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:24:20
Type : Obole
Date: c. 375 AC
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Très beau buste d’Héraklès au droit, bien détaillé, ainsi qu’un joli buste de femme. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste d’Héraklès à gauche.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Buste de femme de face, diadémé et voilé.


C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


378-362 BC)

From 379, Pharnabaze, satrap of Bithynia, had been charged with reconquering Egypt which had revolted, under the leadership of Nectanebo I (380-363 BC.), against Persian domination. Datames, satrap of Cappadocia, was responsible for assisting him on behalf of Artaxerces II (404-359 BC.). To prepare for this expedition, considerable quantities of metal were minted at Tarsus. First struck for Pharnabaze between 378 and 374 with the legend (Pharnabazu), they were then struck for Datames, who succeeded Pharnabaze in 374 BC, between 378 and 372.

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