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Live auction - bgr_649996 - PAMPHYLIA - ASPENDOS Tétradrachme

PAMPHYLIA - ASPENDOS Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:19:38
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 23
Mint name / Town : Aspendos
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, large et complet. Beau portrait, bien centré. Léger tréflage au revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche, les jambes croisées, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ AS/ KG.

Commentary


Notre exemplaire comme celui du Bristish Museum (MP. 2902, pl. 78) porte en contremarque, une ancre (contremarque séleucide).

Historical background


Pamphylia - ASPENDOS

(III - II century BC)

Aspendos, situated twelve 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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