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Live auction - bgr_667220 - PHRYGIA - LAODIKEIA Cistophore

PHRYGIA - LAODIKEIA Cistophore AU
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bgr_667220
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Type : Cistophore
Date: c. 133-89 AC.
Mint name / Town : Laodicée
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,52 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré présentant un joli revers. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Ciste mystique de laquelle s'échappe un serpent ; le tout dans une couronne dionysiaque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et goryte orné d'un aplustre entre deux serpents ; dans le champ à droite, un caducée ailé.
Reverse legend : LAO/ DIODW/ ROU.

Commentary


Ce type est frappé après 133 avant J.-C.

Historical background


Phrygia - LAODICEA

(After 133 BC)

Laodicea, which was located in the valley of Lycos, is named after the wife of Antiochus II (261-246 AC.) Who refounded the city. After the Peace of Apamea, the city went into orbit Attalid. Cistophorique the mint does not seem to have begun before the battle of Magnesia Meander (190 AC.) And, after the Peace of Apamea, it was-it seems the only mint of the great kingdom of Eumenes II and Attalus II and III to the death of the latter (133 AC.) who bequeathed his kingdom to Rome.

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