Susa — A settlement in Elam
Susa was an ancient city of the Proto-Elamite, Elamite, First Persian Empire, Seleucid, Parthian, and Sasanian empires of Iran, and one of the most important cities of the Ancient Near East. It is located in the lower Zagros Mountains about 250 km east of the Tigris River, between the Karkheh and Dez Rivers.

Susa underwent a major political and ethnocultural transition when it became part of the Persian Achaemenid empire between 540 and 539 BCE when it was captured by Cyrus the Great during his conquest of Elam (Susiana), of which Susa was the capital. Under Cyrus' son Cambyses II, Susa became a center of political power as one of 4 capitals of the Achaemenid Persian empire, while reducing the significance of Pasargadae as the capital of Persis.

Susa lost much of its importance when Alexander the Great conquered it in 331 BCE and incorporated the first Persian Empire. The Susa weddings was arranged by Alexander in 324 BCE in Susa, where mass weddings took place between the Persians and the Macedonians. Approximately one century after Alexander, Susa fell to the Seleucid Empire.

Modern location: Shush, Iran
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 261-246 BC in Susa
Obverse: head of young Herakles wearing lion's skin right

Reverse: Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; ΣEΛEYKOY // (TAYP) // (ΔYP) / BAΣIΛEΩΣ

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in the name of Seleukos I
SC 603.3c; HGC 9, 235
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An AE Drachm struck 100-150 AD in Susa | Seleukeia ad Hedyphon
Obverse: diademed, long bearded bust facing; pellet inside crescent and double crossbar anchor right

Reverse: dashes

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No notes for this coin
vant Haaff 12.3.1-2A2; BMC Arabia p. 270, 90 ff. (Kamnaskires-Orodes II); SGICV 5910 var. (Kamnaskires-Orodes III, double crossbar)
(3) Orodes II
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An AE Drachm struck 100-150 AD in Susa | Seleukeia ad Hedyphon
Obverse: bearded head facing, wearing tiara; pellet inside crescent and anchor with double crossbar right

Reverse: dashes

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No notes for this coin
vant Haaff 13.3.2-1A; BMC Arabia p. 262, 19; SGICV 5905
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An AE Drachm struck 100-150 AD in Susa | Seleukeia ad Hedyphon
Obverse: Bearded head left wearing tiara; pellet inside crescent and anchor right

Reverse: Dashes

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No notes for this coin
vant Haaff 14.7.2-1; de Morgan 36; Sear GIC 5902; BMC 28 274 24ff
(5) Prince A
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An AE Drachm struck c. 180-220 AD in Susa | Seleukeia ad Hedyphon
Obverse: long beard, diademed bust left

Reverse: Artemis standing right with bow and arrow

Diameter: 13 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.14 g
de Morgan's Prince 'A'
Sear GIC 5919; Mitchiner ACW 721