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E-auction 201-129998 - bgr_300968 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Hemichalque

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Hemichalque AU
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 75 €
Maximum bid : 87 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2017 14:00:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Hemichalque
Date: an 114
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, épais, bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Zeus. Galère bien venue à la frappe. Jolie patine foncé lissée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
et exemplaire a été acquis en 1989

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : DATE PHÉNICIENNE.
Reverse description : Proue de galère à gauche avec triple rostre.
Reverse translation : (an 114).

Commentary


Pièce datée (an 114) mais dont la séquence des coins ne peut être établie.

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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