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Live auction - bgr_640531 - KINGDOM OF PERSIS - ARTAXERXES II Hémidrachme

KINGDOM OF PERSIS - ARTAXERXES II Hémidrachme XF
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Starting price : 100 €
Estimate : 200 €
Price : 100 €
Maximum bid : 115 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 14:35:21
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hémidrachme
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Persepolis, Perside
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré des deux côtés. Très joli buste. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P-R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste barbu couronné et drapé du roi à gauche, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque ; derrière la tête un monogramme.

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION ARAMÉENNE CIRCULAIRE NON LISIBLE.
Reverse description : Le roi debout à gauche devant un pyrée (autel du feu) allumé.

Commentary


Au droit, le roi porte une couronne murale crénelée et un diadème.

Historical background


KINGDOM OF Persis - Artaxerxes II

(First century BC)

Persis seems to have played an important role in the history of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis was one of the capitals of the empire. Persis retained some autonomy under Macedonian domination was perpetuated under the Parthians. The founder of the dynasty appears to have been Bagadate at the end of the third century BC It seems that Darius II is the contemporary Parthian kings Orodes I Sinatruces and Phraates III (c. 80-57 BC - C.) was the son of Autophradates II, the father of Artaxerxes II (c. 57 BC) and Oxathrès (57-38 BC).

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