Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Depicting an Elephant

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 October 2016
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This silver tetradrachm coin belonged to Seleucos I. It depicts a striding elephant. Reign of Seleucos I Nicator, 305-281 BCE. Minted in modern-day Iran. Donated by Richard Payne Knight. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 13). Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Depicting an Elephant. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5872/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Depicting an Elephant." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 13, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5872/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Depicting an Elephant." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Oct 2016. Web. 25 Nov 2020.

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