A RARE SELEUCID SILVER ALEXANDER TETRADRACHM

A RARE SELEUCID SILVER ALEXANDER TETRADRACHM


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1209374
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Reign of Seleucus I Nicator (c. 312-280 B.C.)

Created posthumously for Alexander the Great under Seleucus I Nicator.

Obverse: Head of Herakles (Hercules in Latin) facing right wearing the lion skin.

Reverse: Zeus enthroned facing left holding Nike in his right hand, a scepter in his left. The figure of Nike is placing a laureate crown on Zeus’s head. SELEUKOU behind figure. XI over AI in left field.

Dotted border on both sides. Extremely rare example. In very fine condition.

16.65 g, 25 mm diameter

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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.