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Live auction - bgr_615303 - SYRIA - SELEUCIA AND PIERIA - LAODICEA Tétradrachme stéphanophore

SYRIA - SELEUCIA AND PIERIA - LAODICEA Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: an 23
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Monnaie légèrement nettoyée. Jolie représentation du revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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/ L/ KA// SE.

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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