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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > SH26323
Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius I Soter, 162 - 150 B.C.
Tyche (Greek for luck; the Roman equivalent was Fortuna) was the presiding tutelary deity that governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny. Increasingly during the Hellenistic period, cities had their own specific iconic version of Tyche, wearing a mural crown (a crown like the walls of the city).
SH26323. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Spaer 1256, VF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 16.517g, maximum diameter 33.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 162 - 150 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Demetrios right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ∆HMHTPIOY, Tyche seated left, short scepter in right hand, scepter in left hand, seat supported by Nike, monogram left; SOLD

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