Silver Tetradrachm 30mm (14.27 grams) Seleukeia on the Hedyphon mint. Reference: Sear GIC 5884 var. BMC 250 Pedigree / Provenance. Ex Triton XXI, 565 Certification: NGC Ancients.
MS Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5 4681418-012 Diademed and cuirassed bust of king left, with long pointed beard; behind, star above anchor. Male bust left, diademed and draped, with short beard; badly blundered Greek legend in four lines forming square around. This was a small kingdom that occupied a hilly region and whom had quasi-autonomous status from the Arsacid Kingdom.
When the Arsacids fell, Elymais was conquered by Ardashir and became a province of the Sassanian empire. Not much is known about the kingdom's history or chronology with most information coming from the coins themselves. Billon is an alloy of a precious metal (most commonly silver) with a majority base metal content (such as copper). It is used chiefly for making coins, medals, and token coins.
The word comes from the French bille. The use of billon coins dates from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages. During the 6th and 5th centuries BC, some cities on Lesbos Island used coins made of 60% copper and 40% silver.Billon coins are perhaps best known from the Roman Empire, where progressive debasements of the Roman denarius and the Roman provincial tetradrachm. World-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine, world coins & more. Ilya Zlobin is an independent individual who has a passion for coin collecting, research and understanding the importance of the historical context and significance all coins and objects represent. Send me a message about this and I can update your invoice should you want this method. Getting your order to you, quickly and securely is a top priority and is taken seriously here. Great care is taken in packaging and mailing every item securely and quickly.
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