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Live auction - bgr_403526 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : 1 200 €
Maximum bid : 1 200 €
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:26:09
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 296-295 AC.
Mint name / Town : Séleucie du Tigre, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 17,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, légèrement décentré. Très belle tête de Zeus. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe à l’usure régulière. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de e-MONNAIES 2 et de la collection D. C


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite, les cheveux tombant sur la nuque.


Reverse description : Athéna, casquée et vêtue militairement debout à droite dans un char tiré par quatre éléphants, brandissant un foudre de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche ; au-dessus du quadrige, une ancre.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// SELEUKOU/ D/ Q.
Reverse translation : (du roi Séleucos).


Pour ce type, nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Ce type semble beaucoup pus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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