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Live auction - bgr_394355 - SYRIA - SELEUCIA AND PIERIA - LAODICEA Tétradrachme stéphanophore

SYRIA - SELEUCIA AND PIERIA - LAODICEA Tétradrachme stéphanophore XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:24:09
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: An 17
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec la stemma bien visible au droit. Beau portrait de Tyché. Frappe molle au revers, légèrement bouché. Patine grise de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Abdo Ayoub

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Tyché à droite, tourelé, voilé et drapé, entouré de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore trônant à gauche, tenant une Niké de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche ; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : LAODIKEWN/ THS IERAS KAI/ AUTONOMOU/ ZI/ (PAU)/ SE.
Reverse translation : (de Laodicée, la sainte et autonome).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du Cabinet des médailles de Bruxelles (collection de Hirsch 1730) pour l’an 18 (64-63 avant J.-C.) (Morkholm, 11a, pl. 15/16) avec un début de cassure de coin perceptible dans la couronne murale de Tyché au droit.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucia Pieria AND - LAODICEA

(82/81-49/48 BC)

Laodicea was founded by Seleucus I in memory of his mother, was the second port of Antioch. Laodicea was declared a free city in 109/108 BC In 82, she rebelled against the domination of Armenian Tigranes. The new autonomous coinage of the city did not begin until 82/81 BC This type was struck until 49/48 and the coming of Caesar in Syria. The coinage was then numbered from the following year and lasted until 17/16 BC, under Augustus, adopting the new era cesarean.

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