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Live auction - bgr_532331 - CILICIA - TARSUS - DATAMES SATRAP Statère

CILICIA - TARSUS - DATAMES SATRAP Statère XF
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2019/06/04 14:00:00
bgr_532331
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 373-368 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarse, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête féminine au droit. Revers légèrement bouché. Patine foncée de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE ARAMÉENNE (TARKUMUWA).
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.

Commentary


Belle expression du droit.

Historical background


CILICIE - TARSUS - satrap DATAMÈS

(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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