Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312 - 281 B.C.
Seleukos (Seleucus) founded the Seleukid Empire and the Seleukid dynasty which ruled until Pompey made it a Roman province in 63 B.C. Seleukos was never one of Alexander the Great's principal generals but he commanded the royal bodyguard during the Indian campaign. In the division of the empire after Alexander's death Seleukos did not receive a satrapy. Instead, he served under the regent Perdikkas until the latter's murder in 321 or 320. Seleukos was then appointed of . Five years later Monophthalmus (the One-eyed) forced him to flee, but he returned with support from Ptolemy. He later added and Media to his territory and defeated both and . He was succeeded by his son Antiochus I.
SH76216. Silver , Unpublished; I 165(1) var. (controls), cf. I 169(a) ( ), VF, very high relief, , bumps and marks, of Zeus flatly struck, 17.143 g, maximum 25.6 mm, 90o, Susa (Shush, Iran) mint, c. 295 - 291 B.C.; of Herakles right, wearing scalp headdress; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Zeus enthroned left, nude to the waist, around hips and legs, right leg forward, feet on footstool, in right hand, long vertical behind in left, of facing (control symbol) on left, AP (primary control) under throne above strut, ΠA (secondary control) under strut; extremely , possibly unique - the only example known to ; $900.00 (€801.00)
Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas, 152 - 145 B.C.
Alexander Balas, of humble origin, claimed to be Antiochus IV's son and heir to the Seleukid throne. and accepted his claims. He married Thea, daughter of Ptolemy of . With his father-in-law's , he defeated Demetrius and became the Seleukid . After he abandoned himself to debauchery, his father-in-law shifted his support to Demetrius II, the son of Demetrius . Balas was defeated and fled to where he was murdered.GS84619. Silver , II 1781.3a, 118, 875a, EF, excellent Hellenistic , lightly , slightly off center, some die wear, light marks, light deposits on , 16.950 g, maximum 28.9 mm, 45o, Antioch on the (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 152 - 146 B.C.; diademed right, ; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY, Zeus enthroned left, chest bare, around hips and legs and over left shoulder, offering him in his right hand, in his left hand, (control symbol) outer left, ΓΞP ( year 163) and (control symbol) in ; ex CNG e-auction 386 (9 Nov 2016), lot 328; $540.00 (€480.60)
Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312 - 281 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
Seleukos (Seleucus) founded the Seleukid Empire and the Seleukid dynasty which ruled until Pompey made it a Roman province in 63 B.C. Seleukos was never one of Alexander the Great's principal generals but he commanded the royal bodyguard during the Indian campaign. In the division of the empire after Alexander's death Seleukos did not receive a satrapy. Instead, he served under the regent Perdikkas until the latter's murder in 321 or 320. Seleukos was then appointed of . Five years later Monophthalmus (the One-eyed) forced him to flee, but he returned with support from Ptolemy. He later added and Media to his territory and defeated both and . He was succeeded by his son Antiochus I.SL84532. Silver , I 94(6)b, 3359, 1511, 10g, NGC F, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5 (4164845-004), 16.87 g, maximum 27.7 mm, 255o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 311 - 300 B.C.; of Herakles right, wearing scalp headdress; AΛEΞAN∆POY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus seated left on throne, right leg drawn back, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, and A (control ) left, M (control symbol) under throne; NGC certified (slabbed), from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection; $350.00 (€311.50)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria,
On 11 February 244, Emperor was murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha ( ). Philip the Arab ( Julius Philippus) declared himself emperor and made a disgraceful peace with the Empire, withdrawing from their territory and giving Shapur 500,000 gold pieces. The Sasanians occupied . Philip was recognized by the Roman Senate as Emperor and he nominated his son Philippus, age 6, as and heir to the throne. He gave his brother Priscus supreme power ( Orientis) in the Eastern provinces; and began construction of the city of Shahba, in the province of his birth.RY85323. , 321 (1 spec.); 889 (v. ); p. 212, 505, EF, attractive portrait, attractive , parts of legends weak, areas of some , 13.256 g, maximum 27.3 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 1st issue, 244 A.D.; AVTOK K M IOV Λ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, , draped and left, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC (tribune of the people), standing slightly left on frond, wings open, left, in beak, S C ( ) in ; very ; $350.00 (€311.50)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria,
In 248, overwhelmed by the number of invasions and usurpers, Philip offered to resign. The Senate decided to support the Emperor, with Gaius Messius Quintus most vocal of all the senators. Philip was so impressed that he dispatched with a special command of the Pannonian and Moesian provinces. His loyal supporter, , was, however, proclaimed Emperor by the Danubian armies in the spring of 249 and defeated and killed Philip in September.SH60141. Silver , 907a, 357, 2027, -, EF, 10.949 g, maximum 26.4 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 247 A.D.; AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, and left, Gorgon's on ; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠATO Γ (tribune of the people, consul for the 3rd time), standing right, right, wings open, in beak, ANTIOXIA over S C ( ) in ; $250.00 (€222.50)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria,
stands for . According to H. R. this initial issue of coins was minted in . Indeed the portrait is unmistakably that of the mint of , and even if the coins were actually minted in Antioch, the dies were surely by the mint.SH60149. , 899, 304, 507, EF, 13.825 g, maximum 27.6 mm, 0o, or Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 244 or 246 A.D.; AYTOK K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC (tribune of the people), standing facing on ground line, wings open, and tail left, in beak, ( ) below wings, in ; double strike evident in , minor , small encrustations, very , handsome portrait and ; $250.00 (€222.50)
Seleukid Kingdom, , 93 - 83 B.C.
was the fourth son of Antiochus Grypus. He took the diadem in 95 BC together with his older brother (probably twin) Antiochus XI , after the eldest son Seleucus VI was killed by their cousin Antiochus X Eusebes. He established himself in after 92 B.C. and survived attacks from younger brother Demetrius III . His rule ended in 83 B.C. when Tigranes conquered , or earlier. He disappears from history at that point, but coins bearing his portrait were issued later by local and Roman authorities.GS85162. Silver , II 2463(1), 436, VF, , rose , bumps and marks, die damage at neck on , low indicates likely issue, 14.766 g, maximum 27.0 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, probably , c. 69 - 57 B.C.; diademed right, ; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΦIΛIΠΠOY EΠIΦANOYΣ / ΦIΛA∆EΛΦOY, Zeus enthroned left, in right hand, long in left hand, offering Zeus a , N/A outer left, laurel ; $250.00 (€222.50)
Northern , 3rd Century A.D.
This has long been attributed to Pharaoh Nektanebo II. , however, notes it is quite common in the vicinity of Antioch and in Northern and the is similar to third century Antiochene zodiacal coins. He suggests they may have been struck under .RY77448. Bronze AE 16, p. 405, 11; p. 16, 1 (Nektanebo II, Memphis, ), aVF, scratches and marks, 3.396 g, maximum 16.0 mm, 0o, uncertain (Antioch?) mint, 3rd century A.D.; ram (Ares) leaping left, turned back right; balance (Libra); $240.00 (€213.60)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or
The mint, the who struck this , and even the identity of the person in the portrait remain uncertain. The has previously been attributed to and the portrait identified as (Friedlander) or (Grant). David notes the has never been found in . Finds point to or Anatolia. It is possible that the was issued, with his own portrait, by Sosius, a general under Marc Antony who was in 39 B.C. Much more likely, however, the portrait is of .RP83708. Bronze AE 21, 5409; 957 ( ); 29 ( ), gF, centered on , dark green , scratches, corrosion, 7.018 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 90o, uncertain Anatolian or Syrian mint, right; (spear), sella quaestoria (quaestor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q ( ) below; previously a but recent finds have made it somewhat easier to acquire; $240.00 (€213.60)
Antioch, Roman Provincial , Municipal Coinage, Fall 48 - Spring 47 B.C.
The is similar to a group of countermarks from Antioch, Chalkis, Laodicaea, Seleukia, and , all cities controlled by (except for Antioch, which nevertheless appears to have issued coins for Antony and ). Richard notes, "it now seems likely that the portrays , and was used to mark coins circulating in the Syro-Phoenician territories which were given to her by ." Older references identified the as .RY84165. Bronze AE 23, 43; 4216; p. 155, 35; -; : p. 74, note 25, VF, green , earthen deposits, , 11.436 g, maximum 23.3 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 48 - 47 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right, : right ( ?) in an oval punch; ANTIOXEΩN THΣ MHTPOΠOΛΩΣ, Zeus seated left holding and , date IΘ below; $225.00 (€200.25)
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