Coin: SELEUKOS I, C.300 BC, item 481

Coin: SELEUKOS I, C.300 BC, item 481

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Seleucus I Nicator, founded a Hellenistic state following the death of Alexander the Great.  AR (silver) Tetradrachm, 17.1 g.  Lareate head of Zeus right/ Athena driving quadriga of horned elephants right, brandishing a spear and holding a sheild, anchor.

Following Alexander III’s death, his generals divided his spoils. The Seleucid Kingdom occupied parts of Syria, Anatolia and Persia.

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