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Live auction - bgr_577973 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS I SOTER Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS I SOTER Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 278-274 AC.
Mint name / Town : Séleucie du TIgre, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 17,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, de haut relief, centré des deux côtés. Superbe portrait d’Antiochus ainsi qu’un revers finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Roma Numismatics 64, lot n° 453

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Antiochus Ier à droite ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu assis à gauche sur l'omphalos, tenant une flèches de la main droite et appuyé sur son arc de la main gauche ; de chaque côté, un monogramme ; grènetis circulaire perlé.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANT-IOCOU/ (Ar) - (HR).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS I SOTER

(280-261 BC)

Antiochus, joined his father Seleucus (323-280 AC.) From 293 BC to the eastern satrapies, remained sole king after his death. He won a brilliant victory against the Galatians in 273 BC, for which he received the title of Soter (Saviour). He could not prevent sedition Philétaire guarding the treasure Pergamon. His son succeeded him Antiochus II (261-246 AC)..

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