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Live auction - bgr_578683 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS II KALLINIKOS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS II KALLINIKOS Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Starting price : 450 €
Estimate : 900 €
Price : 600 €
Maximum bid : 671 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:33:36
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 227 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain, Mésopotamie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,41 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Portrait de haut-relief. Monnaie tréflée au revers. Patine grise de médailler avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Séleucus II à droite ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon, nu debout à gauche appuyé du coude gauche sur le trépied, tenant une flèche de la main droite ; dans le champ à gauche et à droite, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ SE-LEUKOU/ .
Reverse translation : (du roi Séleucus).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Seleucus II CALLINIKOS

(246-226 BC)

Seleucus II, the eldest of Antiochus II and Laodice son, ascended the throne in the same year that Ptolemy III in 246 BC, which coincides with the beginning of the third war in Syria. The Ptolemies and Seleucids between peace is signed this year. Seleucus II, beaten by his brother at Ancyra in 239 BC, in 231 began a campaign against the Parthians and died in 226 BC, the victim of a fall from his horse after a reign of twenty insignificant years.

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