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bgr_812990 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Chalque

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Chalque XF
150.00 €(Approx. 160.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Chalque
Date: An 174
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Joli taureau. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Taureau ou Zébu bondissant à gauche.
Reverse legend : FX/ SN// ROD/ N.
Reverse translation : (an 175).

Commentary


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

Historical background


PHOENICIA - ARADOS

(3rd - 1st century BC)

Arados had entered the Seleucid orbit after the battle of Ipsos in 301 BC. The city emancipated itself from this tutelage in 259 BC. Arados then dates its coins from this new era. Under the reign of Alexandre I Bala, it destroyed Marathus, its neighbor and old enemy. From this date, the city issued a very important civic coinage (137-45 AC.) which was to last until the Caesarean period..

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