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Live auction - bgr_467649 - LYDIA - TRALLES Cistophore

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:31:35
Type : Cistophore
Date: c. 155-145 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tralles, Lydie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,63 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan extrêmement large, parfaitement centré au droit, légèrement décentré au revers. Très jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection M. P


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Ciste mystique de laquelle s'échappe un serpent ; le tout dans une couronne dionysiaque.


Reverse description : Arc et goryte orné d'un aplustre entre deux serpents ; dans le champ à droite, une torche.
Reverse legend : TRAL.
Reverse translation : (Tralles).


Exemplaire de très beau style. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

Historical background

LYDIE - Tralles

(Second - first century BC)

Tralles was located on a hill overlooking the Lower Meander plateau. The city was large and successful thanks to its surrounding fertile plains. She took a moment the name of Seleucia. After the Battle of Magnesia in 190 BC it passed the Seleucid domination to that of the kings of Pergamon with the rest of Lydia. She had an important cistophorique mint. On the death of Attalus III, the city became part of the new province of Asia and achieved significant development in Roman times with the worship of Zeus Larasios.

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