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E-auction 566-506936 - bgr_703382 - BABYLONIA - BABYLON Hemiobole

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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 151 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:01:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Hemiobole
Date: c. 328-311 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylonie, Babylone
Metal : silver
Diameter : 8 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,34 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Baaltars assis à gauche, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, les jambes croisées, tenant un sceptre long de la main droite.


Reverse description : Lion passant à gauche ; au-dessus, une pointe de lance.


Monnaie divisionnaire qui semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(331-306 BC)

Alexander III seized Babylon in 331 BC. He then named Mazaios, a former satrap of Cilicia between 361 and 334 BC, who had rallied to the conqueror, as satrap of Babylonia. Mazaios died in 328 BC and was then replaced by Stamenes between 328 and 323 BC, then by Archon between 323 and 321 BC. Seleucus became a satrap from 321 BC. When the latter was expelled from Babylon, he was replaced by Peithon in the name of Antigone le Borgne between 317 and 311 BC. 306 BC and founded the Seleucid dynasty. He is the last survivor of Alexander's lieutenants. He was assassinated in 280 BC..

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