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Lot 27

Estimate: 100 CHF   |   Starting price: 80 CHF Price realized: 160 CHF
Bambyce AR Didrachm, c. 340-322 BC, very rare

Syria, Cyrrhestica, Bambyce (later Hieropolis). Abyaty. AR Didrachm (20-22 mm, 7.55 g), c. 340-332 BC.
Obv. "[Hadad] and Ateh" in Aramaic, facing female bust, wearing necklace.
Rev. "Abyaty" in Aramaic, high priest and driver, who hold reins, in quadriga right.
Mildenberg, A note on the coinage of Hierapolis Bambyce, in: Travaux Le Rider, 5; Seyrig, Le monnayage de Hieropolis de Syrie à l'epoque d'Alexandre, in: RN 1971, pl. 1, 4.

Very rare. Punch-mark on either side, otherwise, very fine.

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