, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C.
Struck in the name of Philip III Arrhidaeus, Alexander the Great's half-brother, under the regent Perdikkas. Philip III and Alexander's infant son, Alexander IV, were made joint kings after Alexander's death. Philip was the bastard son of and a dancer, Philinna of . Alexander the Great's mother, , allegedly poisoned her stepson Philip III as a child, leaving him mentally disabled, eliminating him as a rival to Alexander. Neither Philip III nor Alexander IV was capable of actual rule and both were selected only to serve as pawns. Perdikkas held power, while Philip III was actually imprisoned. In 317, Philip was murdered by to ensure the succession of her grandson.GB56568. Bronze AE 17, apparently unpublished, cf. 72 ff. ( below vice , attributed to ), -, -, -, F, 5.418 g, maximum 16.6 mm, 0o, Macedonian mint, c. 323 - 317 B.C.; of right, wearing scalp headdress; ΦIΛIΠΠOY, rider on horse prancing to right, right arm raised, cruciform below horses forelegs; extremely ; $27.50 (€24.48)
Selge, , c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Selge, on the southern slope of Mount where the river Eurymedon (Köprücay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of . Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until Rome. In the 5th century A.D. Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was strong enough to repel a body of Goths.GB62874. Bronze AE 14, ON RESERVE p. 261, 43; 1963 ff.; 5287; -, aVF, 3.202 g, maximum 14.1 mm, 0o, Selge mint, bearded of facing slightly right, wreathed in styrax, skin tied around neck, club in right over shoulder; ΣE−Λ/K, stag laying right, left; $23.49 (€20.91)
Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas, 150 - 145 B.C.
Alexander Balas, of humble origin, claimed to be Antiochus IV's son and heir to the Seleukid throne. Rome and accepted his claims. He married Thea, daughter of Ptolemy of . With his father-in-law's he defeated Demetrius and became the Seleukid . After he abandoned himself to debauchery, his father-in-law shifted his support to Demetrius II, the son of Demetrius . Balas was defeated and fled to where he was murdered.GB69850. Bronze AE 19, ON RESERVE
II 1795(3)a; 1457; p. 55, 49; 901 (R1-2), gF, green , off center low, porous, light earthen encrustations, 6.318 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 150 - 146 B.C.; of Alexander the Great as right wearing scalp headdress; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, standing left, examining arrow in right hand, resting left hand on bow grounded behind, trident outer left, nothing inner left, ΠA in , bevelled edge; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $17.06 (€15.18)
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