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Live auction - bgr_612071 - LYCIA - PHASELIS Tétradrachme

LYCIA - PHASELIS Tétradrachme MS
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 16
Mint name / Town : Phasélis, Lycie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,02 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Léger tréflage au droit mais superbe portrait. Revers de style fin. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté nouée sous le cou.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche, les jambes croisées, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ F / LA.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre/ an 16/ Phasélis).

Commentary


Tétradrachme au nom et au type d’Alexandre III le Grand (336-323 avant J.-C.) posthume.

Historical background


Lycia - Phaselis

(Second - first century BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexandre

Phaselis, of Doric origin, one Greek city in the region, was located on the eastern coast of Lycia. Founded in 690 BC by colonists from Rhodes Island, the site was chosen because of its port, in an inhospitalère region, allowing its development and play an important commercial role. Phaselis held an important role in the third century face Rhodes and enjoyed a period of unprecedented prosperity..

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