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Live auction - bgr_668074 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 810 €
Maximum bid : 830 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:31:06
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: an 167
Mint name / Town : Arados
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 14,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Superbe buste. Revers de style fin. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Tyché à droite, coiffée d'une couronne tourelée, voilée et drapée ; grènetis.


Reverse description : Niké debout à gauche, tenant un aplustre de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche ; le tout dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : ARADIWN/ ZXR/ L/ IN.
Reverse translation : (d’Arados).


Même coin de droit que les exemplaires de la thèse de F. Duyrat sur Arados, n° 3325-3334, (pl.40, n° 3327).

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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