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E-auction 248-170735 - PHOENICIA - DORA Unité

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 28 €
Maximum bid : 28 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:01:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 100-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Dora, Phénicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,07 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 1986


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbue de Melqart à droite, coiffé de la léonté.


Reverse description : Astarté tourelée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant une phiale de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; dans le champ à droite, un thyrse.

Historical background


(First century BC)

Dora or Dor was the city's northernmost coastal city of Phoenicia, on a small peninsula at the foot of Mount Carmel. Founded around 1400 BC, it fell under the domination of the "Sea Peoples" around 1100 BC It was at one time the residence of the Canaanites before falling under the domination of kings Solomon. In 734, it was the capital of an Assyrian province. Controlled for a period by the kings of Sidon, it came under Persian domination around 450 BC It then came under Seleucid control and was often disputed by the Ptolemaic kings. It was fortified by Antiochus III the Great in 219 BC and restored by Antiochus VII Sidetes in 139-138 BC The fortress was restored by Aulus Gabinus.

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