Seleucid Empire Coins
The Seleucid Empire and Dynasty was a Hellenistic state which existed from 312 BC to 63 BC.
Splintered away from the former Macedonian Empire after the death of Alexander the Great, his former generals fought gain control over parts of Alexander's former conquests. Seleucus, who had been infantry general under Alexander, fought several wars to rule Babylon. Seleucus was forced to flee as ruler of Babylon, but with the assistance of Ptolemy I, another of Alexander's former generals who ruled the Egyptian territories, was eventually able to regain power.
By 312 BC Seleucus was once again the steadfast ruler of Babylon and ruthlessly conquered most of Persia and the former eastern part of Alexander's empire.
- Antiochus VII Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHAU
Struck nearly 2,200 years ago, these large and intricate silver tetradrachms struck by Antiochus VII have remarkable detail and history. Besides the obvious historic importance, these coins are hand-struck in high-relief and no two coins are exactly alike. They are excellent examples of Hellenistic art. Certified by NGC in About Uncirculated condition, they are remarkable ancient silver coins, indeed.
The obverse depicts Antiochus VII facing right, similar to the tetradrachms of Alexander the Great. The reverse has a standing figure surrounded by various implements and markings. We feel that attractive, high-end ancient silver offers a great value in the current marketplace and these are absolutely stunning in all regards. Highly recommended while available.
Below: Stone heads of Eagle, Hercules & King Antiochus on famous mount Nemrut, Kahta, Turkey. Burial complex was built in 65 BC by King Antiochus. Heads fell during earthquake. Now it's a unesco world heritage site.
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