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Live auction - bgr_669222 - LYDIA - TRALLES Cistophore

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Type : Cistophore
Date: c. 128-85 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tralles, Lydie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit. Joli revers. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu


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, un bras tenant un caducée.
Reverse legend : TRAL / APOL.
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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