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bgr_761850 - PHOENICIA - ARADOS Unité

PHOENICIA - ARADOS Unité XF/VF
60.00 €(Approx. 65.40$ | 50.40£)
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Type : Unité
Date: 137-127 AC
Mint name / Town : Phénicie, Arados
Metal : bronze or copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, légèrement décentré, à l’usure plus importante au revers qu’au droit. Patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bustes accolés de Zeus lauré et d'Héra coiffée du stéphané à droite ; grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : DATE PHÉNICIENNE.
Reverse description : Proue de galère à gauche.

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, la date n’est pas visible.

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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