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The Hekatomnid satrap Pixodaros succeeded his famous brother Mausolos to the throne of Caria. This is the largest denomination in gold issued in Caria. Four other half-staters are known, but this one is a new variety. It is a handsome coin of the finest mid-fourth century classical style.: CM.387-1995

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The Hekatomnid satrap Pixodaros succeeded his famous brother Mausolos to the throne of Caria. This is the largest denomination in gold issued in Caria. Four other half-staters are known, but this one is a new variety. It is a handsome coin of the finest mid-fourth century classical style.

Maker(s)

Ruler: Pixodarus (340 BC-335 BC)

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Description

Caria, gold half-stater, Pixodaros (340-334 BC); obv. head of Apollo left, rev. the local god Zeus Labraundos standing right with A in field; 4.21g. From Giessener Münzhandlung auction 3 May 1995, lot 342.

Notes

History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1995-05-01) by Gorny & Mosch – Giessener Münzhandlung

Dating

-0340 - -0334

Components of the work

Object composed of gold Weight 4.21 g

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.387-1995
Primary reference Number: 273937
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Created: Thursday 19 November 2020 Updated: Thursday 7 December 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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