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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Hellenistic Monarchies > Seleucid Kingdom > GS56726
Seleucid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312 - 281 B.C., Babylonia, In the Name of Alexander the Great
Price dates this type 311 - 305 B.C. Houghton dates it 311 - 300 B.C. Houghton notes that Kritt down-dated the chronology due to the complexity of the emissions and two hoards that support the revised dating. Since it seems Antigonus managed to conquer Babylon in 310 B.C., the type should be dated after Seleukos recovered the city.
GS56726. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton 82, cf. Price 3753 ff. (various controls left), F, Babylon mint, weight 16.880g, maximum diameter 24.2mm, c. 309 - 300 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, controls letters off flan on left, monogram in wreath under throne; high-relief obverse; SOLD

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