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Live auction - bgr_686831 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Statère d'or

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Statère d or VF
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bgr_686831
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Type : Statère d'or
Date: c. 317-311 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylonie, Babylone
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,43 g.
Rarity : R1
Slab
slab NGC
NGC :
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable de frappe un peu molle
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Weil du 23 avril 1979. Exemplaire sous coque NGC VF (Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à aigrette, orné d'un serpent ; les cheveux tombant sur la nuque en mèches mêlées.

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké debout à gauche, les ailes déployées, tenant de la main droite une couronne et de la gauche la stylis ; dans le champ à droite, un monogramme dans une couronne ; devant la Niké, un globule ; tête barbue de satyre à gauche.
Reverse legend : BASI-LEWS/ ALEXANDROU/ .

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Seleucus I Nicator

(323-280 BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander - Satrap

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, Lysimachus was killed. 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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