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bgr_463361 - CILICIA - TARSUS Unité

CILICIA - TARSUS Unité AU
250.00 €(Approx. 302.50$ | 215.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 164-49 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarse, Cilicie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré. Belle représentation de Tyché. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête voilée et tourelée de Tyché à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Autel de Sandan de forme pyramidale avec Sandan debout de face sur un lion ; le tout posé sur un base quadrangulaire surmonté d’un aigle posé sur un apex.
Reverse legend : TARSEWN/ (AR)/ AK/ (DI).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Au revers, les détails de l’autel de Sandan sont visibles.

Historical background


CILICIE - TARSUS

(Second-first century BC)

Mythologically, Tarsus was founded by Argives who was leaving for Egypt in search of Io. The city is historically very old and was part of the Hittite and Assyrian empires before passing under Persian rule. The city fell into the hands of Alexander the Great on the eve of the Battle of Issus in 333 BC The city then became part of the Seleucid empire, but he was sometimes disputed by the Ptolemies. In the Hellenistic period, it became a major metropolis and a renowned center for his Stoic philosophy. Tigranes, king of Armenia, seized the city and ravaged. It was then temporarily occupied by the Parthians and Labienus threatening the province of Asia. Antony met Cleopatra at Tarsus and followed in Egypt. St. Paul was born in Tarsus of 8 in a Hellenized Jewish family.

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