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Live auction - bgr_811514 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Drachme

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Type : Drachme
Date: 103
Date: 164-163 AC.
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,15 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Revers finement détaillé. Très belle abeille. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
BMC.161 var - GC.5989 var - Cop.-  - HGCS. 10/63  - Duyrat2763 pl. 34


Obverse description : Abeille vue de dessus.
Obverse legend : VU-AS.


Reverse description : Cerf à droite ; derrière un palmier.
Reverse legend : ARADIWN .

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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