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Seleukid 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
82, cf. Price
3753 ff. (various controls left), F, Babylon mint, weight
16.880g, maximum diameter
24.2mm, c. 309 - 300 B.C.; obverse head
of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion
scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse
BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, eagle
in extended right hand, long scepter
vertical behind in left hand, controls letters off flan
on left, monogram
under throne; high-relief obverse
Catalog current as of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
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