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Live auction - bgr_409650 - PAMPHYLIA - ASPENDOS Statère

PAMPHYLIA - ASPENDOS Statère AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 November 2016 14:10:46
Type : Statère
Date: c. 420-370 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aspendos, Pamphylie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en février 1994 et provient de Conseils Placements

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux lutteurs s'affrontant.
Obverse legend : P.

Reverse


Reverse description : Frondeur debout à droite ; dans le champ à droite, un triskèle dans les restes d'un carré creux bouleté.
Reverse legend : ESTEEDIIUS.

Commentary


Au droit, la scène semble s’animer grâce à la précision de la prise. Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF, n° 59, pl. 3. Une contremarque dans le champ inférieur droit, une tête de satrape (SNG France 3/ 52).

Historical background


Pamphylia - ASPENDOS

(Ve - fourth century BC)

Aspendos, located 12 kilometers from the summit of the Eurymedon was a great business location and had a large port on the coast. Aspendos remained loyal to the Persians until the arrival of Alexander the Great and resisted him before being taken in 333 BC Aspendos belonged to the kingdom of Pergamum between 189 and 133 BC.

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