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E-auction 419-330675 - bgr_660501 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS III CERAUNUS demi-unité

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS III CERAUNUS demi-unité VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 44 €
Maximum bid : 82 €
End of the sale : 26 April 2021 14:02:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : demi-unité
Date: c. 225 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Joli revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d’Artémis à droite, l’arc et le carquois sur l’épaule.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon, nu assis à gauche sur l’omphalos, appuyé sur son arc de la main droite et tenant une flèche de la main gauche ; de chaque côté, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ SELE-UKOU.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Seleucus III CERAUNOS

(226-223 BC)

Alexander, who took the name of Seleucus III to his accession to the throne succeeded his father, Seleucus II Callinikos, died after falling off a horse. Antiochus III the future, brother Seleucus III was sent to govern the eastern provinces. Seleucus III tried to recover part of Asia Minor which Attalus I, king of Pergamum had taken. Seleucus was defeated by Attalus and was assassinated by officers of his staff in 223 BC.

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