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Live auction - bgr_431860 - BABYLONIA - BABYLON Tétradrachme

BABYLONIA - BABYLON Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 820 €
Maximum bid : 900 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:24:49
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 322-311 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylone, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Joli droit bien venu à la frappe. Revers de style fin. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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.
Obverse legend : M.

Reverse


Reverse description : Lion passant à gauche ; monogramme au-dessus.
Reverse legend : D.

Commentary


Exemplaire sans marque au droit de poids attique avec un delta au revers. Lion avec la queue ondulée. Ce type semble plus rare.

Historical background


Babylon - Babylon

(331-306 BC)

Alexander III took over Babylon in 331 BC He then called Mazaios former satrap of Cilicia between 361 and 334 BC, and had joined the conqueror, as satrap of Babylonia. Mazaios died in 328 BC and is then replaced by Stamenes between 328 and 323 BC, followed by Archon between 323 and 321 BC Seleucus became satrap from 321 BC -C. When it is driven out of Babylon, it is replaced by the name of Peithon Antigonus between 317 and 311 BC Seleucus Babylon in 311 resumes for not losing, took the title of king 306 BC and founded the Seleucid dynasty. He is the last surviving lieutenants of Alexander. He was assassinated in 280 BC.

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