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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > GS87608
Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos IV Philopater, 187 - 175 B.C.
Seleucus IV Philopator ruled Syria (then including Cilicia and Judea), Mesopotamia, Babylonia and Nearer Iran (Media and Persia). To help pay the heavy war-indemnity exacted by Rome, he sent his minister Heliodorus to Jerusalem to seize the Jewish temple treasury. On his return, Heliodorus assassinated Seleucus, and seized the throne for himself.
GS87608. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton-Lorber II 1313(1), Newell SMA 39, SNG Spaer 837, HGC 9 580e, VF/F, high relief sculptural portrait, obverse off center, porous, corrosion, two small lamination defects on reverse, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 15.671g, maximum diameter 27.9mm, die axis 0o, obverse diademed head of Seleucus IV right, fillet border; reverse Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow behind, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on right, ΣEΛEYKOY downward on left, wreath tied with ribbons and palm frond outer left, monogram in exergue; SOLD

Catalog current as of Friday, October 18, 2019.
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