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Live auction - bgr_531511 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Statère d'or

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Type : Statère d'or
Date: c. 311-306 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylone, Babylonie
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré, mais court sur la légende de revers. Belle tête d’Athéna. Petite faiblesse de frappe au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection B. Odaert


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 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 et un autre devant la Niké.
Reverse legend : BA-SILEWS/ [ALEXANDROU]/ MI.


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du British Museum (MP. 3748b).

Historical background

SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Seleucus I Nicator

(323-280 BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander - Satrap (323-305)

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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