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Seleukid Kingdom, Achaios, 220 - 214 B.C., Sardeis, Lydia
Achaios (Achaeus) was an uncle of Antiochos III. He proclaimed himself King in Anatolia. After a two-year siege of his capital of Sardes, Lydia, he was captured and beheaded.
GY81418. Bronze AE 17, cf. SGCV II 6963, aVF, countermark VF, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, weight 3.329g, maximum diameter 17.2mm, die axis 0o
, c. 220 - 214 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, hair in formal curls (corkscrew curls); reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AXAIOY, eagle standing 3/4 face to right, wreath in claws, countermark: horse head right in round incuse; scarce
Catalog current as of Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
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