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Live auction - bgr_480651 - LYCIA - SATRAPS OF LYCIA - ANONYMOUS Statère

LYCIA - SATRAPS OF LYCIA - ANONYMOUS Statère XF/AU
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Estimate : 980 €
Price : 720 €
Maximum bid : 740 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:17:06
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 460-440 AC.
Mint name / Town : atelier incertain
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,81 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale irrégulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Frappe un peu molle au droit. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Niels

Obverse


Obverse legend : F (LETTRE LYCIENNE).
Obverse description : Pégase bondissant à gauche sur un fond de bouclier.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Triskèle sinistrogyre, le tout dans les restes d'un carré creux, entouré d’un carré perlé.

Commentary


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente. Le pégase au droit fait penser à un bouclier épisème.

Historical background


Lycia - Lycia satraps - UNCERTAIN

(Sixth - fifth century BC)

We have little historical information on these semi-independent princes of Lycia who have set up in the second half of the fifth century. Their mints finally disappear during the second half of the fourth century, the arrival in the region of the satrap of Cilicia, Mazaios.

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