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Live auction - bgr_453251 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS III CERAUNUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:21:13
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 225 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,05 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large et ovale avec le grènetis visible au droit. Très belle tête de Séleucus III. Joli revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine foncé de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Naumann 47, n° 195 et de la collection Laurent F


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/ (wR).


Le monogramme du revers pourrait laisser penser à un atelier secondaire, imitant celui d’Antioche.

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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