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Live auction - bgr_503407 - SYRIA - SELEUKIS AND PIERIA - SELEUKEIA Tétradrachme stéphanophore

SYRIA - SELEUKIS AND PIERIA - SELEUKEIA Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: an 10
Mint name / Town : Séleucie, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Tyché. Revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine grise de médaillier avec des reflets dorés. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la Collection R. P


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Tyché à droite, tourelé, voilé et drapé ; le tout entouré de la stemma.


Reverse description : Sceptre posé sur un trône ; le tout dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : (de Séleucie la sainte et autonome/ an 10).

Historical background

SYRIA - Seleucia AND PIERIA - Seleucia

(Second - first century BC)

Seleucia at the foot of Mount Pieria, was founded by Seleucus I in 300 BC just before Antioch and forms one of the cities of Tetrapolis (Antioch, Apamea, Laodicea, and Seleucia). The city was fortified and had port facilities which were the outer harbor of Antioch, the metropolis of Syria. Seleucia was occupied by the Ptolemies between 246 and 219 BC Antiochus VIII Grypus granted it autonomy in 109 BC The city was besieged by Tigranes of Armenia during its invasion of Syria. His status was maintained by Pompey when Syria became a Roman province in 64 BC.

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