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bgr_703539 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Hemichalque

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Hemichalque AU
195.00 €(Approx. 212.55$ | 163.80£)
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Type : Hemichalque
Date: an 132
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un très beau portrait de Zeus ainsi qu’un revers aux détails bien visibles. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

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.

Commentary


La date phénicienne bien que visible ne semble pas identifiable.

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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