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Live auction - bgr_669177 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS I SOTER Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 880 €
Maximum bid : 880 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:46:31
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 280-274 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,90 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant un très beau portrait d’Héraklès de haut relief. Joli revers finement détaillé. Des griffes dans le champ à gauche
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore trônant à gauche sur un siège à dossier, tenant un aigle de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche une tête d’Athéna et un croissant sous le trône.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// SELEUKOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Séleucus).

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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