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bgr_727399 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 300-281 AC.
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 16,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un joli portrait d’Héraklès. Revers agréable. Patine grise
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 une victoriola de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche un monogramme et un dauphin, un autre sous le trône.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// SELEUKOU/ M / T.
Reverse translation : (du roi Séleucus).

Commentary


Cet exemplaire ne semble pas référencé dans les ouvrages.

Historical background


SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR

(323-280 BC)

Coinage in the name of Seleucos type - King

Seleucus I (355-280 BC), one of Alexander's lieutenants, arrived in 323 BC in Babylon. He became a satrap in 321 BC, but was dispossessed of it by Eumenes in 316 BC. He only recovered his territories after the victory of Gaza in 312 BC, won by Ptolemy on Demetrius Poliorcetes. He fights against Antigone le Borgne (310-308 BC) and also leads a great conquest that takes him to India. After 306 BC, he took the title of Basileos and opposed Cassander and Lysimachus who disputed Asia Minor with him. After the death of Antigone at Ipsos in 301 BC, he is the most powerful diadoque with Ptolemy. He won the victory of Couroupédion in 281 BC where his old enemy was killed. He was assassinated the following year at the instigation of Ptolemy Keraunos as he prepared to invade Thrace and Macedonia. Ultimate survivor of the Diadochi, he leaves the Empire of Alexander in the hands of the Epigoni.

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