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Live auction - bgr_391328 - PHOENICIA - TYRE Quart de shekel

PHOENICIA - TYRE Quart de shekel AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 850 €
Maximum bid : 850 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:25:15
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Quart de shekel
Date: An 28
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,99 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
État de conservation exceptionnel pour ce type sur un flan ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible au droit. Très belle représentation du droit. Revers magnifique de haut relief. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques, légèrement granuleuse
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Vinchon du 7 novembre 2001, n° 70 et de MONNAIES 51, n° 305


Obverse legend : (MH SGR) (MA-HATZI KESEPH).
Obverse description : Dauphin sautant des flots au-dessus des vagues, représentées par des zigzag ; à l’exergue, un murex tourné à droite ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse translation : (demi-sicle d’argent).


Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face, tenant transversalement un sceptre et un fléau égyptien ; le tout dans les restes d’un carré creux qui suit les contours de l’animal.


Type épigraphe avec indication de valeur. Malgré la rareté du type, nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Semble néanmoins plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Très rare dans cet état de conservation.

Historical background


(Ve - fourth century BC)

Tyre, according to tradition seems to have been founded by colonists from Sidon, his future great rival. Tyrian settlers founded Carthage in 814 BC Tyre was one of the main ports of Phoenicia and one of the largest in the Eastern Mediterranean trade places. Tyre refused to submit to Alexander the Great in 332 BC The siege lasted seven months from January to August in very difficult conditions. Alexander showed ruthless and massacred or enslaved the population. Tyr did not disappear, was rebuilt. After Alexander's death, she often changed master Perdiccas in 321 AC, Ptolemy the following year, then it was the turn of Antigonus in 314 before falling into the hands of Ptolemy two years later.. In 294 BC, Tyre entered the orbit Seleucid. After 274 BC, a new era seems to start to Tyre. The city will be independent after 126 BC and experience a new political and economic development without forgetting that money will continue under Roman rule.

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