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Persian Achaemenid Empire, Carian Satrapy, Hidrieus, c. 351 - 344 B.C.
Hidrieus, like his older brother, Maussollos, showcased his wealth with building projects. Most importantly he built new and improved existing monuments at Labraundus, among the oldest religious centers for the region. The remains of his temple to Zeus Labraundos, where the cult statue depicted on this coin stood, can still be seen there today.
GS55014. Silver tetradrachm, BMC Caria p. 183, 1; SNG Kayhan 880; SNG Fitzwilliam 4746; SNGvA -; SNG Cop -, gVF, Halikarnassos (Bodrum, Turkey) mint, weight 15.231g, maximum diameter 22.0mm, die axis 0o
, c. 340 - 334 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right; reverse I∆ΠIEΩΣ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, labrys in right over shoulder, inverted spear vertical in left, E between leg and spear; SOLD
Catalog current as of Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
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