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bgr_837247 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Hemichalque

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Hemichalque VF
95.00 €(Approx. 101.65$ | 81.70£)
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Type : Hemichalque
Date: an 86
Mint name / Town : Phénicie, Arados
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,70 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan centré à l’usure régulière. Patine verte
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection A. R

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste tourelé et drapé de Tyché à droite, coiffée de la couronne murale ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse legend : DATE PHÉNICIENNE.
Reverse description : Aplustre vu de droite.
Reverse translation : (an 13).

Commentary


Très beau portrait de style “grec”. C’est la plus petite monnaie divisionnaire grecque frappée pour Arados correspondant à l’hemitetartemorion.

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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