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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > GY11737
Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos IV Philopater, 187 - 175 B.C.
|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |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.
GY11737. Bronze serrated AE 22, Houghton-Lorber II 1315(6)a, De Clercq 72; SNG Spaer 845 ff. var. (various controls on rev.); BMC Seleucid p. 32, 22 ff. var. (same); HGC 9 584, Choice F, central dimples, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 10.582g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 0o, 187 - 175 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, archaized style, hair rolled behind, locks falling down neck, A/B monogram behind; reverse Apollo standing left, leaning with left elbow resting on tripod, examining arrow in right hand, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on right, ΣE-ΛEYKOY downward on left, no visible control; SOLD











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