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Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus I Soter, 281 - 261 B.C.
Antiochus faced a formidable task holding the empire together. Revolt broke out in Syria almost immediately after his father's death. He earned the title Soter (savior) for victory over hordes of Gauls that attacked Anatolia. Elsewhere, he had little success. He was forced to abandon Macedonia, Thrace, Bithynia, and Cappadocia and to execute his eldest son for rebellion.
GS82667. Silver tetradrachm
I 379.6c, Newell ESM
2929, HGC 9
128g, Choice gVF, attractive style, well centered and struck
, dark toning
, marks, edge bumps, Seleucia on the Tigris
(south of Baghdad, Iraq) mint, weight
17.101g, maximum diameter
29.6mm, die axis
, c. 263 - 261 B.C.; obverse
right, eyes to heaven; reverse Apollo
seated left on omphalos
, nude but for drapery over right thigh, examining arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow, BAΣIΛEΩΣ downward on left, ANT−IOXOY complex monograms
outer left and outer right; SOLD
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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