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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > GB19867
Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos II Kallinikos, 246 - 226 B.C.
|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Seleukos| |II| |Kallinikos,| |246| |-| |226| |B.C.|, The Seleukid Empire was under attack by Egypt when Kallinikos assumed the throne. He lost much of Thrace and coastal Anatolia to Ptolemy III. While he was fighting, his mother made his younger brother Antiochos Hierax joint ruler. Kallinikos agreed to partition the empire; however, Hierax wanted it all and Hierax and his Galatian mercenaries defeated him. Kallinikos managed to retain the lands east of the Tauros. The War of the Brothers weakened the empire, permitting regions such as Parthia to secede. Anatolia was soon lost. Kallinikos died after a fall from his horse.
GB19867. Bronze AE 21, SNG Spaer 404 ff., F, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 7.707g, maximum diameter 21.0mm, die axis 0o, obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Nike advancing left, crowning name of king, anchor inner left; SOLD




  






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