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Live auction - bgr_503418 - BABYLONIA - BABYLON Tétradrachme

BABYLONIA - BABYLON Tétradrachme XF/AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 331-328 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylone
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,61 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large pour ce type avec un très beau lion au revers. Frappe un peu molle au droit. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XIX, n° 126

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : MZDAI (MAZAIOS).
Reverse description : Lion passant à gauche.

Commentary


Petite marque de démonétisation au droit à 3 heures.

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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