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Live auction - bgr_651848 - CILICIA - TARSUS - MAZAEUS SATRAP Statère

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Estimate : 1 600 €
Price : 1 473 €
Maximum bid : 1 689 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:27:52
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 340 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarse, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 10,72 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de toute beauté sur un flan très légèrement décentré au droit. Magnifique revers finement détaillé. Léger tréflage au droit mais celui-ci reste très beau. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P-R. B.


Obverse description : Baaltars assis à gauche, tourné à gauche, tenant de la main droite un cep de vigne et un épi de blé sur lequel est placé un aigle debout à droite et de la gauche, un sceptre long ; sous le trône, un monogramme.


Reverse legend : (MZDI, "MAZDAI" = MAZAIOS) EN ARAMÉEN.
Reverse description : Lion attaquant un taureau et le dévorant ; à l'exergue, un symbole.

Historical background

CILICIE - TARSUS - satrap Mazaios

(361-334 BC)

Mazaios had an important command in the second half of the fourth century BC under the reign of Artaxerxes II (404-359), Artaxerxes III (359-338), Arses (338-336) and finally Darius III Codoman (336-330). He was satrap of Cilicia, then after 351, governor of Trans-Euphratesia. In 334, he was replaced by Arsames. When taking of Tarsus in 333 BC, Mazaios rallied to Alexander the Great. After the capture of Babylon in 331, he was appointed governor of the region and died in 328 BC.

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