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Live auction - bgr_700074 - LYCIA - SATRAPS OF LYCIA - ANONYMOUS Tetrobole

LYCIA - SATRAPS OF LYCIA - ANONYMOUS Tetrobole AU
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bgr_700074
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Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 480-460 AC.
Mint name / Town : Limyra, Lycie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,70 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan oblong bien centré des deux côtés. Joli droit bien venu à la frappe. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de sanglier à gauche, timbré d’un triskèle.

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION LYCIENNE.
Reverse description : Triskèle sinistrogyre évidé au centre dans un carré formé de globules ; le tout dans les restes d’un carré creux.

Commentary


Ce type semble complètement inédit pour le tétrobole, mais déjà connu pour le statère d’Ernest Babelon.

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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