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bgr_912486 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Drachme

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Drachme XF
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Price : 200.00 €
Type : Drachme
Date: 131
Date: 129-128 AC.
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée. Jolie abeille. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

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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