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Live auction - bgr_542974 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: an 198
Mint name / Town : Phénicie, Arados
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un grand flan bien centré des deux côtés, légèrement ovale et court sur la couronne du revers avec le grènetis visible au droit. Beau portrait de la Tyché bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin. Très belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann et de la Live Auction 1003, n° 58

Obverse


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

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/ HrR/ 9/ AN.
Reverse translation : (d’Arados).

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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