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Live auction - bgr_340751 - CILICIA - TARSUS - DATAMES SATRAP Statère

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 810 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:26:45
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 373-368 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarse, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 10,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan régulier, parfaitement centré au droit avec le grènetis visible, légèrement décentré au revers. Portrait de toute beauté, empreint de réalisme. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 34, n° 249


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


Reverse description : Tête de guerrier barbu (Arès ou Datamès) à gauche, coiffé d’un casque à triple aigrette ; derrière la tête, une grappe de raisin.

Historical background


(378-362 BC)

From 379 BC, Pharnabazes, satrap of Bithynia, was tasked to reconquer Egypt which had revolted under the leadership of Nectanebo I (380-363 AC.) Against Persian rule. Datamès, satrap of Cappadocia, was to assist him on behalf of Artaxerxes II (404-359 AC).. To prepare for this expedition, considerable quantities of metal were minted at Tarsus. First minted for Pharnabazes between 378 and 374, they were then made to Datames, who succeeded Pharnabazes in 374 BC, between 374 and 372. After the death of Pharnabazes, Datames received a very important commandment almost all of Asia Minor. It did not take long to rebel against the authority of the Great King. Datames died in 362 BC.

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