- Hi Dan,
hope the group will help you out, there is a large archive of topics. The redatings in this case are not based on coins but clay tablets - there is a comprehensive library of cuneiform documents from the Seleucid period, which was still used alongside Greek in Babylonia.
And datings of newly found or reinterpreted tablets has enabled a revision of the regnal dates for the Seleucid kings of the latter part of the 3rd century BCE. Dates - in the Seleucid era - did not appear regularly on their coins until the mid 2nd century BCE.
--- In email@example.com, Dan Powers <dark41@...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Thanks Jim. I will not bore everyone with the gritty details. Essentially
> my second and more long-term research project is analyzing the respective
> relationships of economic factors and militaries in the major Hellenistic
> I was working on the Seleucid Empire this past month, and just doing some
> casual web browsing, when I found this group. And here I am.
> Interesting that the coins have been re-dated. I am not a numismatist, so
> those conversations are always interesting to me. It seems that the coinage
> dating normally impacts respective dating of other events.
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