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Babylon in Mesopotamia, 328-311 BC., Alexandrine empire, uncertain satraps of Babylon, Hemiobol, unlisted.

Babylon in Mesopotamia(?), Alexandrine empire, uncertain satraps of Babylon, ca. 328-311 BC.,
Hemiobol (8 mm / 0,37 g),
Obv.: Baal seated right, holding scepter,
Rev.: lion walking left on a ground line, horizontal diebreak ?
unlisted ; cf. http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=441386 ; cf. Nicolet-Pierre 2 (tetradrachm) ; cf. Traité II 765 (same) ; cf. BMC 4 (same) ; SNG Copenhagen - ; Klein - ; Rosen - .

The 'lion staters' of Babylon were an important local component of Alexander the Great's eastern coinage. Based on a Cilician prototype, they were introduced by Alexander and survived for nearly half a century. Early issues belong to the Babylonian satrapies of Mazaeus (331-328) and his successor, Mazakes. The later issues with a pentagram or anchor above the lion were struck under Seleukos, who was satrap of Babylon from 321-317/6 and from 312 onward. Most scholars favor the second satrapy for Seleukos' lion staters. The biggest denomination is usually described as a stater or tetradrachm, but most likely is a two-shekel of the Babylonian standard of ca. 8.4 grams. Historically, the earliest pieces are linked with the 5-shekel and 2-shekel 'Poros' coinages of Alexander.

or: Myriandrus in Cilicia(?), Mazaios(?), ca. 361-334 BC. (?)

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