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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 514

PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. temp. Stamenes – Seleukos. Satraps of Babylon, circa 328/3-311 BC. AV Half Daric (12mm, 4.13 g). Babylon mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 514.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Gold

Sold For $ 6 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. temp. Stamenes – Seleukos. Satraps of Babylon, circa 328/3-311 BC. AV Half Daric (12mm, 4.13 g). Babylon mint. Head right, wearing bashlyk / Patterned incuse punch. Nicolet-Pierre pl. 30, G = G. Le Rider, “Monnaies grecques récemment acquises par le Cabinet de Paris” in RN 1969, 14 = Hess-Leu 36, lot 367. Slightly weak strike on obverse. VF. Extremely rare, the second known, and the sole example available (the other is in the BN).

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 90 (23 May 2012), lot 756.

While the obverse clearly shows the portrait of a satrap, the identification of the individual is currently unknown. After the death of Mazaios in 328 BC, the satraps at Babylon continued to issue the ‘local’ gold and silver coinages that Mazaios had began, a practice that was even continued after Seleukos I regained control over the satrapy in 311 BC. There were five satraps who held the office from 328-311 BC: Stamenes (328-c. 324), Archon (c. 328-321), Dokimos (321-320), Seleukos I (320-315), and Peithon (315-311).

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.