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Live auction - bgr_364765 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU/AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:30:40
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: an 173
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Tyché avec le métal légèrement corné. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection ancienne légèrement tachée au droit avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve au revers une partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Abdo Ayoub

Obverse


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

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/ GRR/ MS.
Reverse translation : (d’Arados an 193).

Commentary


Portrait de très beau style.

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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