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Seleukid Kingdom, Achaios, 220 - 214 B.C.
Achaios 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.
GY76100. Bronze AE 15, Houghton-Lorber
I 956 var. (unlisted control symbol), SNG Spaer
834 var. (same), Newell WSM
1442 var. (same), HGC 9
436 (S-R1), VF, nice green patina
, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, weight
3.314g, maximum diameter
15.3mm, die axis
, c. 220 - autumn or winter 214 B.C.; obverse
right; reverse eagle
standing right, head
right, wings closed, wreath
in talons, BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AXAIOY in two flanking downward lines, X (control symbol) outer right; unpublished extremely rare variant
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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