Seleukid Silver Tetradrachm of King Antiochus II Theos - C.4012 - For Sale

Seleukid Silver Tetradrachm of King Antiochus II Theos - C.4012
Price: $850.00
Obverse: Diademed Head of the King Facing Right Reverse: Apollo Seated on an Omphalos, Holding Arrow and Bow, Inscription “BASILEUS” on the Right, “ANTIOXOU” on the Left The Seleukid Kingdom was established by Seleukos I, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, following the death of Alexander and the division of his empire. At its peak under Seleukos I and Antiochus I, the Seleucid Kingdom comprised almost the whole of the conquests of Alexander with the exception of Egypt. Antiochus II, also known as Antiochus Theos, was the son and successor of Antiochus I. He spent much of his reign at was with the Ptolemaic Kingdom, until his marriage to Ptolemy’s daughter Berenice sealed the peace. Most of the Syrian possessions his father had lost were restored to Antiochus; however, both Parthia and Baktria asserted their independence during this period. Upon his death, Antiochus’ son by an earlier marriage, Seleucus II, and his wife Berenice on behalf of her infant son struggled for the throne, igniting another long war with the Ptolemaic Egypt. Origin: Syria Circa: 261 BC to 246 BC Collection: Numismatics Style: Seleucid Medium: Silver Condition: Very Fine

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