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E-auction 511-422879 - bgr_755351 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Chalque

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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 30 January 2023 14:02:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Chalque
Date: an 19
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,83 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante. patine marron superficielle
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête tourelée de Tyché à droite.


Reverse description : Proue de galère à gauche avec triple rostre surmonté d’une Niké et d’un petit palmier.
Reverse legend : (AR).
Reverse translation : (Arados).


Type non daté frappé en début de période entre 242 et 239 avant J.-C.

Historical background


(III - Ist century BC)

Arados had entered orbit Seleucid after the battle of Ipsos in 301 BC The city emancipated from this tutelage in 259 BC Arados then time his coins from this new era. Under the reign of Alexander I Bala, it destroyed Marathus, her neighbor and old enemy. From that date, the city issued a very important civic coinage (AC 137-45.) Which lasted until the cesarean time.

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