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E-auction 67-32059 - bgr_334504 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore XF
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : 197 €
Maximum bid : 221 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:03:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: an 196
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 15,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Tyché. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne légèrement tachée au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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/ sRR/ QS.
Reverse translation : (d’Arados).

Commentary


Portrait de très beau style. Frappé l’année de la conquête de la Syrie.

Historical background


PHOENICIA - Arados

(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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