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Live auction - bgr_466193 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Tétradrachme XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 311-305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylone, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 17,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête d’Héraklès à l’usure régulière. Revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore trônant à gauche sur un siège à dossier, tenant un aigle de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; Lettre et massue dans le champ à gauche ; sous le trône monogramme dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ALEXANDROU/ MI/ (MUR).
Reverse translation : (du roi Alexandre).

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Nous avons un exemplaire dans le trésor d’Armenak (IGCH. 1423) et trois exemplaires dans le trésor de Meydancikkale (Gülnar II).

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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