Ancient Greek Silver Alexander Tetradrachm Coin of Seleucus - 300 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Greek Silver Alexander Tetradrachm Coin of Seleucus - 300 BC
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A striking, high relief ancient Greek silver Alexander tetradrachm. Minted under the founder of the Seleucid Empire, Seleucus I at the Seleucia mint, circa 300 - 281 BC.

 

The obverse (image ii) with an elegant portrait of the demigod, Herakles. He is shown, facing right and clad in the skin of the Nemean lion.

 

The reverse (image i) of extraordinary quality: We see the god, Zeus seated left on an ornate throne, his lower body draped, and his feet in sandals. An eagle perches proudly in his outstretched right hand, while his left grips a tall sceptre. The legend reading:

 

BASILEWS SELEUKOU 



"Of King Seleucus" 


Monograms below throne and in left field

 


A magnificent example, boldly struck with a truly splendid reverse.
 

Diameter: 29.2 mm.

 

Weight: 17.20 g.

 

Provenance:

 

Ex. Dutch private collection.

Ancient Coins - Ancient Greek Silver Alexander Tetradrachm Coin of Seleucus - 300 BC
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