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Live auction - bgr_698691 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS I NIKATOR Unité

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 92 €
Maximum bid : 92 €
End of the sale : 26 October 2021 14:32:59
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 295-290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 5,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Joli revers ainsi qu’un portrait bien venu à la frappe. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque ; grènetis circulaire.


Reverse description : Athéna Promachos debout à droite, coiffée d’un casque corinthien, vêtue de l’égide et du chiton, brandissant une javeline de la main droite et tenant un casque de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : B-ASILEWS/ SELEUKOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Séleucus).


Poids léger. Exemplaire sans contremarque à l’ancre.

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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