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Live auction - bgr_468166 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS I SOTER Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS I SOTER Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 274-270 AC.
Mint name / Town : Séleucie du Tigre, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 17,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Antiochus Ier. Joli revers de syle fin. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Antiochus Ier à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu assis à gauche sur l'omphalos, tenant une flèche de la main droite et appuyé sur son arc de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANT-IOCOU/ (AR) - (DW).
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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