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Live auction - bgr_409457 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Drachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Drachme XF
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:16:26
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: 287-286 AC.
Mint name / Town : Séleucie du Tigre, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,15 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Zeus. Représentation du revers inhabituelle. Très jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Pars Coins en 2007 et de la collection François Charrin

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Athéna Promachos, casquée, vêtue militairement, tenant un bouclier de la main gauche et brandissant une javeline de la main droite, debout à droite dans un char, tiré par un quadrige d’éléphants ; au-dessus, une ancre.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// SELEUKOU/ (AB - Q).

Commentary


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Seleucus I Nicator

(323-280 BC)

Coining the name and type of Seleucus - King (305-280 avant J.-C.)

Seleucus I (355-280 BC), one of the lieutenants of Alexander arrived in 323 BC in Babylon. He became satrap in 321 BC, but he is dispossessed by Eumenes in 316 BC It will recover its territories after the victory of Gaza in 312 BC, won by Ptolemy Demetrius Poliorcetes. He fights against Antigonus (310-308 BC) and also runs a great achievement that leads to India. After 306 BC, he took the title of Basileos and opposes Lysimachus and Cassander who dispute his Asia Minor. After the death of Antigone Ipsos in 301 BC, it is the most powerful Diadochus with Ptolemy. He won the victory Couroupédion in 281 BC where his old enemy is death. He was assassinated the following year at the behest of Ptolemy Ceraunos as he prepared to invade Thrace and Macedonia. Diadoques ultimate survivor, he leaves the Empire of Alexander the hands of Epigoni.

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