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Seleukid Empire, Antiochus I Soter

Seleukid Empire, Antiochus I Soter

“THE course of events in Asia Minor which followed the death of Seleucus is mainly hidden from us. We must not imagine that by the crime of Ptolemy Keraunos and the desertion of the army at Lysimachia the power of the house of Seleucus in the West was instantly annihilated. As the news of the catastrophe travelled from city to city, it would find in many places a population who still saw their best course at this juncture in holding by the King of the East, or a garrison which resolved to abide faithful to their old master’s son.”

(1) Bevan, Edwin Robert. The House of Seleucus

Antiochus I Tetradrachm

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I. 280-261 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.94 gm). Magnesia ad Sipylum mint. Diademed head right / BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, Herakles seated left on rock, lion’s skin draped over rock, holding club on ground in right hand, left hand at his side; two monograms in exergue. SC 318b=Houghton 625=WSM 1456 (A3/P3; this coin); SNG Spaer -.

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection, 625; Petrowicz Collection (Naville X, 15-18 June 1925), lot 900; Bunbury Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 7 December 1896), lot 454

Thank you Bradley Bowlin and The Medicus Collection.