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bgr_886033 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore XF
280.00 €(Approx. 299.60$ | 240.80£)
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: an 163
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,34 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli buste de Tyché. Usure régulière. Patine grise
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/ GXR/ MS.
Reverse translation : (d’Arados an 163).

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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