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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.
GY85675. Silver tetradrachm
I 379.6a, Newell ESM
166, HGC 9
128g, Choice VF, well centered and struck, high relief portrait, attractive toning
, bumps and marks, closed edge crack, Seleucia on the Tigris
(south of Baghdad, Iraq) mint, weight
16.667g, maximum diameter
28.1mm, die axis
, c. 263 - 261 B.C.; obverse
right; reverse Apollo
seated left on omphalos
, examining arrow with right, resting left hand on grounded bow, monogram
(primary control symbol) outer left, ∆/ΩP monogram
(secondary control symbol) outer right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king
) downward on right, ANT-IOXOY downward on left; $450.00
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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