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Seleucid Empire, Silver Tetradrachm of Seleucus I (312-281 BC) - NGC Ch.VF (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5) ELEPHANT QUADRIGA

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Seleucid Empire, Silver Tetradrachm of Seleucus I (312-281 BC) - NGC Ch.VF (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5) ELEPHANT QUADRIGA

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Why add this Seleucid Empire Silver Tetradrachm of Seleucus I to your collection?

The Seleucid Empire was founded in 312 BC by Seleucus I Nicator (Seleucus the Victor). As one of Alexander the Great's most trusted generals, Seleucus received the region Babylonia when the Macedonian Empire was divided after Alexander's death. This Silver Tetradrachm of Seleucus I, struck 312-281 BC, bears the images of an elephant and an anchor, symbols representing the Seleucid monarchy.

Powerful Figures of Greek Mythology

The obverse features the laureate, right-facing image of Zeus, the king of the gods of Mount Olympus and the Greek god of the sky and thunder.

Athena Promachos, modeled after the bronze statue sculpted by Pheidias near the Acropolis in Athens, is portrayed on the reverse, grasping a shield and spear, while driving a quadriga drawn by four horned elephants. The image is accompanied by an anchor above, and a Greek inscription which translates as "King Seleucus."

NGC Choice Very Fine with Superior Strike

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin division, NGC Ancients, graded this Silver Tetradrachm from the Seleucid Empire, struck 312-281 BC, to be Ch. VF, Choice Very Fine, with additional grading of 5/5 for strike quality and 4/5 for surface characteristics. The coin will exhibit features similar to that of a coin graded 30-35 on the Sheldon Scale: nearly complete image details, with high points flattened.

This impressive Silver Tetradrachm struck for the founder of the Seleucid Empire will be an extraordinary addition to your ancient coinage collection! Don't delay, purchase from MCM today!


Year of Issue:312-281 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch VF