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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2559
People
Seleukos I, Greek (r. 312-281 BCE)
Title
Drachm of Seleucus I
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
312 BCE-280 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Seleukeia ad Tigrim (Syria)
Period
Seleucid period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148597
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.08 g
Die Axis
4
Denomination
drachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: BASILEWS SELEYKOY
Provenance
Gejou's Mesapotamian, Susa excavations
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
SC I 131.10 ESM 104 (this coin)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.2559
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: laureate head of Zeus r. Border of dots.
Rev.: Athena in chariot drawn by four horned elephants r.; above, anchor. Border of dots.

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