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Live auction - bgr_464903 - SYRIA - SELEUKIS AND PIERIA - SELEUKEIA Tétradrachme stéphanophore

SYRIA - SELEUKIS AND PIERIA - SELEUKEIA Tétradrachme stéphanophore XF
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 14:18:44
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: an 11
Mint name / Town : Séleucie, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,34 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Tyché. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne, légèrement granuleuse, tachée au revers et sur la tranche. Métal légèrement paillé au droit
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XX, n° 61, de MONNAIES XXVIII, n° 71


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.

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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