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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > GY89997
Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus III the Great, c. 223 - 187 B.C.
This type was previously attributed to Antioch but only one has been found at Antioch and nearby excavations, but a number have been found in the Sardis excavations. Finds of Sardian elephant bronzes in Cilicia, Lebanon and Israel suggest they traveled with the army during the Asia Minor campaign of 203 and after into the theater of the Fifth Syrian War.
GY89997. Bronze AE 14, Houghton-Lorber 976A(1)a, Newell WSM 1109, HGC 9 -, VF, green patina, centered on a tight flan, porous, Lydia, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, weight 2.534g, maximum diameter 13.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 213 - 203 B.C.; obverse head of Apollo right, hair knotted in krobylos behind, long wavy locks falling loose on neck; reverse elephant walking right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) above, ANTIOXOY in exergue, monogram monogram (control) behind above tail; scarce; SOLD

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