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Live auction - bgr_717357 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Chalque

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Starting price : 50 €
Estimate : 100 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:24:33
Type : Chalque
Date: An 176
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,99 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure importante mais régulière. Joli revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste voilé et drapé d'Astarté ou d'Europe à droite, coiffée du stéphané.


Reverse description : Taureau ou Zébu bondissant à gauche.
Reverse legend : KIS/ PS// ROs/ R g.
Reverse translation : (an 176).


Au droit, E. Babelon décrivait l’entité féminine comme Tyché.

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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