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Live auction - bgr_413365 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS II THEOS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS II THEOS Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 680 €
Maximum bid : 680 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:24:35
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 261-256 AC.
Mint name / Town : Séleucie du Tigre, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large avec les grènetis complets. Beau portrait d’Antiochus II. Revers de style fin. Magnifique patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES I, n° 29 et de la collection D. C

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 de la main droite une flèche et appuyé sur son arc de la gauche ; de chaque côté, un monogramme ; grènetis circulaire perlé.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTI-OCOU/ (MToR)/ (WDR).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus).

Commentary


Même coin de revers que l’exemplaire de l’ESM n° 189 et que l’exemplaire de la collection Arthur Houghton (CSE, n° 963).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS II Theos

(261-246 BC)

Antiochus II succeeded his father Antiochus I (280-261 BC). Under his reign were permanently lost Parthia, Bactria and the Kingdom of Pergamon. The fight against Egypt Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285-246 BC) was continuous and the control of Syria and Cilicia was often questioned. Antiochus II died, perhaps murdered.

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