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Live auction - bgr_433942 - PHOENICIA - TYRE Seizième de shekel

PHOENICIA - TYRE Seizième de shekel XF
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Type : Seizième de shekel
Date: c. 425-394 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,49 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Joli droit. Chouette bien venue au revers. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Hippocampe ailé volant à gauche au-dessus des flots figurés par des lignes en zigzag ; grènetis circulaire cordelé.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face, tenant transversalement un sceptre et un fléau égyptien ; grènetis circulaire cordelé.


Poids léger. Type anépigraphe. Les petites monnaies divisionnaires sont normalement beaucoup plus rares que les shekels, en particulier en bon état de conservation. Ce type en particulier avec l’hippocampe à gauche est infiniment plus rare. De plus sur cet exemplaire, le dauphin sous l’hippocampe semble absent.

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. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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