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Live auction - bgr_441384 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 01 August 2017 14:19:18
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: an 129
Mint name / Town : Phénicie, Arados
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré à l’usure régulière. Beau buste de Tyché. Frappe un peu molle au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en novembre 1983 et provient d’Art et Placement (J.-P. Kimmel)


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste voilé, tourelé et drapé de Tyché à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant ; grènetis circulaire perlé.


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 de laurier.
Reverse legend : ARADIWN/ QKR/ K/ DS.
Reverse translation : (d’Arados).


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de l’ANS, New York (Duyrat n° 3036 (A/ 6).

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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