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E-auction 86-43701 - PERSIA - ACHAEMENID KINGDOM Sicle

PERSIA - ACHAEMENID KINGDOM Sicle VF
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Estimate : 110 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 59 €
End of the sale : 08 December 2014 15:02:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sicle
Date: c. 475-465 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sardes, Lydie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Weight : 5,57 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Le Grand Roi barbu, en archer mélophore, à demi-agenouillé à droite, coiffé de la cidaris, surmontée de cinq dents, vêtu de la candys, tenant une lance de la main droite et un arc de la gauche.

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux informe.

Commentary


Exemplaire normalement attribué plutôt à Xerxès Ier (486-465 avant J.-C.). Archer à la barbe longue. Exemplaire particulièrement bien venu à la frappe.

Historical background


PERSIA - UNITED Achaemenid

(Ve - fourth century BC)

Achaemenid dynasty will last two centuries (559-330 AC). Lasting impression and Asia Minor. Cyrus, the founder, captured Babylon and Lydia, Croesus. His son Cambyses conquered Egypt in 525 BC Darius succeeded him (521-486 AC.) And initiates the Greco-Persians Wars against Asia Minor revolted and against Athens which had supported the insurgents. He was defeated at Marathon in 490 AC. His son Xerxes (486-465 AC). Continues its policy, but crashed at Salamis and at Plataea. This is the end of hegemonic Persian dream. The dynasty died out with Codoman Darius III (339-330 AC.) Who is beaten by Alexander which goes for three centuries impose Hellenism to India.

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