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Live auction - bgr_796168 - CILICIA - TARSUS - MAZAEUS SATRAP Statère

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:15:57
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cilicie, Tarse
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 10,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très belle représentation du droit. Métal légèrement piqué au revers. Revers finement détaillé. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


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 ; deux lettres au-dessus.

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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