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Live auction - bgr_688863 - LYCIA - SATRAPS OF LYCIA - MITHRAPATA Diobole

LYCIA - SATRAPS OF LYCIA - MITHRAPATA Diobole AU/AU
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bgr_688863
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Type : Diobole
Date: c. 380 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antiphellos, Lycie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Masque de lion vu de face.

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION LYCIENNE (MITHRAPATA.
Reverse description : Triskèle sinistrogyre évidé au centre ; dans le champ à droite, une flèche ; le tout dans les restes d’un carrré creux.
Reverse legend : M/E/.

Commentary


Au droit, le masque de lion représente en réalité la léonté (dépouille) du lion de Némée. .

Historical background


Lycia - Lycia satraps - MITHRAPATA

(Fourth century BC)

Satrap of Antiphellos

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. Mithrapata, dynast or satrap of Antiphellos, a town on the Lycian coast between Patara and Aperlai and was wearing Phellos, seems to have preceded Perikles. The workshop Antiphellos minted for both characters. Pericles died in 362 BC After his death, Lycia went into the Persian orbit until the Macedonian conquest.

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