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E-auction 341-255814 - SYRIA - SELEUKIS AND PIERIA - ANTIOCHEIA Dichalque

SYRIA - SELEUKIS AND PIERIA - ANTIOCHEIA Dichalque XF/VF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 16 €
End of the sale : 28 October 2019 14:08:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Dichalque
Date: an 24
Mint name / Town : Syrie, Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête de Zeus au droit. Usure plus prononcée au revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite ; grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nu jusqu'à la ceinture, vêtu de l'himation assis à gauche, tenant une Niké de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche ; le tout dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : ANTIOCE[WN]/ MHTROPOLE[WS] - AUTONOM[OU]/ [KD].
Reverse translation : (d’Antioche Métropole autonome an 24).

Commentary


Poids léger. Si la date lue est bien 24, elle serait non recensée.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucia Pieria AND - ANTIOCH

(First century BC)

Antioch was founded in 300 BC by Seleucus I.. It was the capital of the Seleucid Empire before becoming one of the Roman province of Syria. Syria was annexed by Pompey in 64 AC. Three different eras seem to have been used during the first century AC: the Seleucid era began in 311 AC, the era of Antioch or Pompeian starts in 64 AC after the end of the Seleucid dynasty era Caesarean starts 49/48 AC. Caesar said Antioch, free city in 47 BC.

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