Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm of Antiochos Hierax - C.4141 - For Sale

Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm of Antiochos Hierax - C.4141
Price: $1200.00
Obverse: Diademed Head of the King Antiochos Facing Right Reverse: Apollo Delphios Sead to the Left on an Omphalos, Holding Arrow and Bow, Monogram and Horse in Exergue 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. Son of Antiochus VII and Cleopatra, Antiochus IX ruled from 113-95 B.C. He spent much of his reign at war with his half brother Antiochus VIII, who was murdered in 96 B.C. Captured in Antioch in 113, Antiochus was murdered by his nephew, Seleukos VI, to avenge the death of his father. Antiochus’ murder would in turn be vindicated with the defeat of Seleukos VI by his son Antiochus X. During these years of bitter family feuding, the Seleukid Kingdom rapidly declined from one of the largest empires into a minor east Mediterranean state.Origin: Minted in Alexandria Troas Circa: 246 BC to 227 BC Collection: Numismatics Style: Seleucid Medium: Silver

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