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Live auction - bgr_577981 - CILICIA - TARSUS - DATAMES SATRAP Statère

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 740 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:17:51
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 373-368 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarse, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 10,61 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan centré. Coin légèrement bouché au droit sur l’oeil d’Aréthuse. Superbes portraits. La monnaie a conservé une grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de Naville Numismatics, Auction 54, lot n° 119


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Aréthuse de trois quarts de face à gauche, les cheveux flottant au vent avec collier et boucles d’oreille.


Reverse description : Tête de guerrier barbu (Arès ou Datamès) à droite, coiffé d’un casque à triple aigrette.

Historical background


(378-362 BC)

As early as 379 BC, Pharnabazes, satrap of Bithynia, had been charged with reconquering Egypt which had revolted, under the leadership of Nectanebo I (380-363 AC.), against Persian domination. Datames, satrap of Cappadocia, was responsible for assisting him on behalf of Artaxerxes II (404-359 AC.). To prepare for this expedition, considerable quantities of metal were minted at Tarsus. First struck for Pharnabazes between 378 and 374, they were then made for Datames, who succeeded Pharnabazes in 374 BC, between 374 and 372. After the death of Pharnabazes, Datames received a very important command: practically all of Asia Minor. It was not long before he revolted against the authority of the Great King. Datames died in 362 BC..

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