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Live auction - bgr_403369 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Tétradrachme XF
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:25:39
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 282-281 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sardes, Lydie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,77 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un grand flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Joli revers de haut relief. A été nettoyé anciennement. Patine grise superficielle, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 41, n° 279 et de la collection D. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore trônant à gauche sur un siège à dossier, tenant une Niké (victoriola) de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche un monogramme, un autre monogramme sous le trône.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// SELEUKOU/ (EB)/ (WNZ).
Reverse translation : (le roi Séleucus).

Commentary


Poids léger. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du trésor de Meydancikkale (Gülnar II, n° 2832, pl. 84) et que l’exemplaire de la collection Spaer (n° 65, pl. 4). Type beaucoup plus rare avec le Zeus nicéphore au lieu d’aétophore.

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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