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Live auction - bgr_621700 - LYCIA - SATRAPS OF LYCIA - PERIKLES Statère

LYCIA - SATRAPS OF LYCIA - PERIKLES Statère XF
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 380-375 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antiphellos, Lycie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 9,81 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, légèrement décentré au revers et éclaté à divers endroits. Joli portrait de Périclès. Usure régulière. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Alain Weil à Drouot du 27 février 2017, lot n° 67

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Périclès de face, légèrement tournée vers la gauche ; à droite, un dauphin.

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION LYCIENNE.
Reverse description : Guerrier en attitude de combat à droite, tenant une épée et un bouclier ; à gauche, un triskèle.

Historical background


Lycia - satraps Lycian - Pericles

(IVe siècle avant J.-C.)

Satrape Périclès

We have little historical information about these semi-independent satraps Lycian who have set up in the second half of the fifth century. Their mints definitely disappear in the second half of the fourth century to the arrival in the region satrap of Cilicia, Mazaios. Mithrapata, or dynast satrap of Antiphellos, a town on the Lycian coast between Patara and Aperlai which was the port of Phellos, seems to have preceded Pericles. The workshop Antiphellos minted for both characters. Pericles died in 362 BC he died, Lycia returned to the Persian orbit until the Macedonian conquest.

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