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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
II 1313(1), Newell SMA
39, SNG Spaer
837, HGC 9
580e, VF/F, high relief sculptural portrait
off center, porous, corrosion, two small lamination defects on reverse
, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight
15.671g, maximum diameter
27.9mm, die axis
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
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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