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Live auction - bgr_621664 - LYDIA - TRALLES Cistophore

LYDIA - TRALLES Cistophore AU
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Type : Cistophore
Date: c. 155-145 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tralles, Lydie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et goryte orné d'un aplustre entre deux serpents ; dans le champ à droite, buste barbu de Zeus Larasios avec une torche sur l’épaule.
Reverse legend : TRAL.
Reverse translation : (Tralles).

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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