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Live auction - bpv_480826 - SYRIA - ROMAN PROVINCE - AULUS GABINIUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

SYRIA - ROMAN PROVINCE - AULUS GABINIUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien MS
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Starting price : 480 €
Estimate : 780 €
Price : 480 €
Maximum bid : 525 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:25:28
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 57-55 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un flan ovale avec une partie de la stemma visible au droit. Très belle tête de Philippe. Revers de haut relief bien venu à la frappe. Très jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés irisés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Philippe Philadelphe à droite, entouré de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore assis à gauche sur un trône avec dossier, tenant une Niké de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; monogramme dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ FILIPPOU/ EPIFANOUS/ FILADELFOU.

Commentary


Dans la base TSP que maintenait par Michel Prieur, soixante dix-neuf exemplaires étaient répertoriés.

Historical background


SYRIA - ROMAN PROVINCE - AULUS Gabinus

(57-55 BC)

Coining the name of Philip Philadelphus, Seleucid king

Aulus Gabinus began his career under Sylla fighting Mithridates VI of Pontus. Friend of Pompey, he became tribune of the plebs in 67 BC He took part in the fight against the pirates who infested the Mediterranean Cilicia and Crete and joined Pompey. He was praetor in 61 and consul in 58 BC The following year, he received as proconsul, the province of Syria with a "imperium infinitum." He also reorganized the province of Judea and was proclaimed "Imperator". In 55 BC, Ptolemy XII Auletes he restored on the throne of Egypt. Accused of the crime of "maiestas", he was exiled. He was killed in 48 BC to Salone (Illyria) by fighting in Caesar's camp.

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