Silver Tetradrachm of King Seleukos I - C.551 - For Sale

Silver Tetradrachm of King Seleukos I - C.551
Price: $1500.00
Obverse: Head of Hercules Wearing the Skin of the Nimean Lion Reverse: Zeus Seated Holding an Eagles and Scepter with Greek Inscription, “of King Seleukos” Seleukos I was one of the generals of Alexander the Great and assumed control of Babylon after Alexander's death. By degrees he became ruler of Alexander's eastern dominions defeating his rivals Demetrios and Lysimachos. At its peak under Seleukos I and Antiochus I, the Seleukid Kingdom comprised almost the whole of the conquests of Alexander with the exception of Egypt. In 305/04 B.C. he assumed the title of basileus or king. Like the other successors of Alexander, Seleukos I initially issued coins with the types used in Alexander's coinage in order to bolster his legitimacy as a ruler through association. Origin: Mediterranean Circa: 312 BC to 280 BC Collection: Numismatics Style: Seleucid Medium: Silver

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