Seleucid Silver Drachm of King Antiochos VI Dionysos - C.7688 - For Sale

Seleucid Silver Drachm of King Antiochos VI Dionysos - C.7688
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Obverse: Radiate and Diademed Head Facing Right Reverse: Apollo Seated to the Left on an Omphalos, Testing Arrow and Resting Hand on Bow The Seleucid Kingdom was established by Seleucus I, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, following the death of Alexander and the division of his empire. At its peak under Seleucus 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: Minted in Antioch Circa: 144 BC to 142 BC Collection: Numismatics Style: Seleucid Medium: Silver

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