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bgr_300945 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tetrobole

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Tetrobole XF
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 232.40£)
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Type : Tetrobole
Date: an 131
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier. Belle tête de Zeus à l’usure régulière. Joli revers de style fin, bien lisible. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 1989

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Proue de galère à gauche avec triple rostre, ornée d’un astre et un croissant surmonté d’une petite Niké (Victoria) debout à gauche.
Reverse legend : (AR).
Reverse translation : (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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