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Macedonian Kingdom, Ptolemy I, as Satrap, 323 - 305 B.C.
Aradus minted coinage in the name of Alexander during his lifetime and shortly after. When Aradus gained autonomy in 259 B.C., the city again minted coinage in the name of Alexander. After the Ptolemaic victory over the Seleukid Kingdom at Raphia in 217 B.C. Aradus fell under the control of Egypt. In 214, Aradus ceased to issue Alexander coinage and struck regal Ptolemaic issues. In 202 B.C., as Ptolemaic power waned, Aradus returned to issuing coinage of Alexander. The last Alexander coinage of Aradus was struck in 166/165 B.C.
GS89324. Silver obol
, unpublished in references but several known from auctions, CNG e-auction 201, lot 34 (same dies), VF, toned
, earthen encrustation, porosity
, Aradus mint, weight
0.649g, maximum diameter
9.0mm, die axis
, c. 323 - 315 B.C.; obverse head
of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion
skin, scalp over head
, forepaws tied at neck; reverse
Zeus AŽtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation
around hips and legs, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style
in extended right hand, long scepter
vertical behind in left hand, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward behind, A/P monogram
(control) left; $180.00
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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