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Live auction - bgr_468203 - CILICIA - TARSUS - MAZAEUS SATRAP Statère

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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:13:00
Type : Statère
Date: c. 340 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarse
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,50 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Joli droit de frappe un peu molle. Revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. R. B


Obverse description : Baaltars assis à gauche, tourné de face, tenant de la main droite un cep de vigne 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.

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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