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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos III Keraunos, 226 - 223 B.C.
Seleucus III Soter proved not to be the "Savior" that his official royal epithet advertised; nor did live up to his nickname Keraunos - "Thunder." He failed to reclaim western Asia Minor from his cousin, Attalus of Pergamum, and was assassinated after only a brief reign of only a few years.
GS86617. Silver drachm
I 933, Newell WSM
7867, HGC 9
418 (R3), gVF, superb portrait, light toning
, light bumps and marks, reverse
double struck with a worn damaged die, Northern Syria
or Northern Mesopotamia
, uncertain mint, weight
4.056g, maximum diameter
18.9mm, die axis
, 226 - 223 B.C.; obverse
of Seleukos III with long sideburns; reverse Apollo
seated left on omphalos
, examining arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (downward on right) ΣEΛEYKOY (downward on left), AP monogram
(control) left, monogram
(control) right; very rare
Catalog current as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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