Antiochus III King of the Seleucid Empire from 223 BC to 187 BC.
Antiochus III was a Hellenistic Greek king and the 6th ruler of the Seleucid Empire.

Rising to the throne at the age of eighteen in 222 BC, his early campaigns against the Ptolemaic Kingdom were unsuccessful, but in the following years Antiochus gained several military victories and substantially expanded the empire's territory. His traditional designation, the Great, reflects an epithet he assumed.

Antiochus restored much of the territory of the Seleucid Empire, before suffering a serious setback, towards the end of his reign, in his war against Rome.

Declaring himself the "champion of Greek freedom against Roman domination", Antiochus III waged a four-year war against the Roman Republic in mainland Greece in autumn of 192 BC before being decisively defeated at the Battle of Magnesia. He died three years later on campaign in the east.
Antiochus III
Epithet: Μέγας ("the Great")
An AE half-unit struck 211-208 BC in Sardis
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: Elephant left; anchor up side down to the left BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY

Diameter: 10.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.7 g
SC I 979, cf. SNG Spaer 615 ff., Newell WSM 1114
An AE double unit struck c. 198-187 BC in Syria
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena right

Reverse: Nike advancing left, holding wreath; anchor left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY, ΔI

Diameter: 18.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.25 g
uncertain mint in southern Coele Syria
SC I 1095; Antiochos III, HGC 9, 492.?
An AR Tetradrachm struck 222–187 BC in Antioch ad Orontem
Obverse: Diademed head right

Reverse: Apollo Delphios, testing arrow in right hand, resting left hand on grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; monograms to outer left

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.51 g
No notes for this coin
SC 1042.1; Le Rider, Antioche, Series 1
An AR Tetradrachm struck 202-187 BC in "ΔI Mint" in southern or eastern Syria
Obverse: Diademed head right

Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow and resting hand upon shield; ΔI in exergue.

Diameter: 27 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.88 g
No notes for this coin
SC 1112; HGC 9, 447y