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Live auction - bgr_612057 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS I SOTER Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 640 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:33:01
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 264-263 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylonie, Séleucie du Tigre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 16,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Fine usure superficielle. Joli portrait. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


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


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