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Live auction - bgr_341037 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS III CERAUNUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 720 €
Maximum bid : 760 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:30:15
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 225 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,92 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Seleucus III à l’usure régulière. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Séleucus III à droite.


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/ (UX) - (wR).


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection de Hirsch n ° 1655.

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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