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Live auction - bgr_554562 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Drachme

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Estimate : 620 €
Price : 320 €
Maximum bid : 320 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:25:02
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: an 91
Mint name / Town : Phénicie, Arados
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,04 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan très légèrement décentré. Joli revers, finement détaillé. Patine grise avec de légers reflets bleutés et dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de Vigne (1983)


Obverse description : Abeille vue de dessus.
Obverse legend : (AR) - (RQ).


Reverse description : Cerf à droite ; derrière un palmier.
Reverse legend : ARADIWN.
Reverse translation : (d’Arados).

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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