Coins from Seleucid Empire
The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic state ruled by the Seleucid dynasty, which existed from 312 BC to 63 BC; it was founded by Seleucus I Nicator following the division of the Macedonian empire vastly expanded by Alexander the Great.

The Seleucid Empire was a major center of Hellenistic culture that maintained the preeminence of Greek customs where a Greek political elite dominated, mostly in the urban areas. The Greek population of the cities who formed the dominant elite were reinforced by immigration from Greece.

The Seleucid Empire eventually clashed with the Roman Republic, and following a series of defeats was reduced to a minor state around the capital of Antioch. By 63 BC, Pompey the Great did away with the sad remains and created the Roman province of Syria instead.
Seleucid Empire
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 148-147 BC in Tyre
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right

Reverse: Eagle standing left on prow left, with palm branch over shoulder; to left, club surmounted by (TYP) monogram; to right, EΞP (date) above (ΓHP) monogram; AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SC 1835.4c; HGC 9, 883; DCA 122; Newell (1936) 70.
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An AE unit struck 129-128 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head right

Reverse: Young Dionysos holding kantharos and thyrsos standing left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΛEΞANΔPOY, ΔΠP / (?Π?)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.18 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 12. CSE 299
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An AE unit struck 280-261 BC in Sardis
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena facing

Reverse: Nike holding wreath and palm walking left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY, (MΛ) within wreath

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.55 g
Sometimes Sardes or Smyrna is stated as mint
SC I 315; Newell, WSM 1369; SNG Cop. 77; SNG Spaer 233
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An AE unit struck 281-261 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Macedonian shield, anchor in central boss

Reverse: elephant right, club above, jawbone below BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY (ΘEM)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SC 339.3; HGC 9, 148
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An AE unit struck 281-261 BC in Antioch
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: tripod, bow left, club right BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY (ΘEM)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SC 347; SNG Spaer 200 and 203
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 281-261 BC in Seleucia on Tigris
Obverse: Diademed bust right

Reverse: Apollo seated left, on omphalos, holding arrow and resting on bow

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Sear 6886
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An AR Tetradrachm struck c. 281-261 BC in Seleucia on Tigris
Obverse: Antiochus I Soter facing right wearing diadem

Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalus, bow in left hand, arrow in right, Greek text left (ANTIOXOY) and right (BAΣIΛEΩΣ), monograms left and right

Diameter: 28 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.97 g
Coin is encapsulated in holder. Scratch on upper right of reverse is on the holder, not the coin.
SC 379.3a; HGC 9; ESM 149; Houghton 950; SNG Spaer 289
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 261-256 BC in Seleucia on Tigris
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochus I right

Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos left, holding arrow and bow; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANT_IOXOY, (HYP)_(ΠΩA)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.9 g
No notes for this coin
Houghton-Lorber I 587.1c, SNG Spaer 385-6, Newell ESM 180
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An AE unit struck 261-246 BC in Sardis
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: Tripod, anchor below BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY Σ/E left , (HPYΔ) right

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.46 g
No notes for this coin
Houghton-Lorber 525(1)b; Newel WSM 1409; HGC 9 253a; SNG Spaer 360 var. (controls left); BMC Seleucid p. 15, 13 var. (same); SNG Cop 95 var. (same)
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An AE unit struck 222-187 BC in Sardis
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right

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

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Houghton-Lorber I 979, cf. SNG Spaer 615 ff., Newell WSM 1114
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An AE 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: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
uncertain mint in southern Coele Syria
Antiochos III, HGC 9, 492.?
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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
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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
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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

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
in the name of Seleukos I
SC 603.3c; HGC 9, 235
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An AE unit struck 175 - c. 172 BC in Akko-Ptolemais
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right; monogram left

Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos left, holding arrow and bow; aphlaston left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY / /\(

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Cf. SC 1478.2; HGC 9, 725
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An AE unit struck 175 - c. 172 BC in Akko-Ptolemais
Obverse: diademed and radiate head right

Reverse: veiled goddes facing, holding scepter; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SC 1479; HGC 9, 726
(17) Antiochus IV | Laodice IV
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An AE unit struck 175-172 BC in Antioch
Obverse: veiled diademed bust of Laodice IV right

Reverse: head of elephant left; tripod right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY ?

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.66 g
No notes for this coin
SC 1407; cf. SNG Spaer 969
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An AE unit struck 113-112 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head right

Reverse: Winged thunderbolt; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ Σ (TN) / *

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.15 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Spaer 2690
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An AE unit struck 114-95 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head Zeus right

Reverse: Turreted Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopia, prora below BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY // ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SC 2380; CSE 357; SNG Spaer 2715
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An AE unit struck 114-112 BC in Tarsos
Obverse: Diademed head right

Reverse: Dionysos standing left, leaning on thyrsos and holding kantharos; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / ΦIΛO_ΠATOPOΣ E / (NK)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 8.84 g
No notes for this coin
Cf. SNG Spaer 2725; Houghton 498
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 164-162 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head right

Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding Nike and leaning on scepter BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY, (ΠI) / EYΠATOPOΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.7 g
No notes for this coin
Houghton-Lorber II 1575(2), Newell SMA 75, SNG Spaer 1246, LHGC 9, 752
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An AE unit struck mid 143-142 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Radiate head right, wearing ivy-wreath

Reverse: Elephant left, torch in trunk, star right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY // EΠIΦANOYΣ / ∆IONYΣOY, ΣTA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Houghton-Lorber 2006c, SNG Spaer 1774, Houghton CSE 249
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An AE unit struck 138-137 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed bust of Eros right

Reverse: Headdress of Isis; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EYEPΓETOY, (Δ scepter) branch / EOP

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.52 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Spaer 1900; BMC 52
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An AE unit struck 138-137 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed bust of Eros right

Reverse: Headdress of Isis; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EYEPΓETOY, (Δ scepter) branch / EOP

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.41 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Spaer 1900; BMC 52
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An AR Drachm struck 138-129 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VII to right

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / Nike advancing left, holding wreath in her right hand; to outer left, two monograms

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.87 g
No notes for this coin
SC 2062.3f
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An AE unit struck 121-114 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Radiate head right

Reverse: Eagle with scepter right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ, IE / X ?

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.89 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 25-28; Hoover HGC 1212.; SNG Spaer 2501; SGCV II 7154; Svoronos 1419
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An AE unit struck 123-122 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Radiate head of Antiochus VIII right

Reverse: Facing owl standing on amphora; BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ / KΛEOΠATPAΣ // KAI / BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY // ϘP

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Houghton-Lorber II 2263
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An AR Drachm struck 152-151 BC in Antioch
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: cornucopiae; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔHMHTPIOY / ΣΩTHPOΣ, A / (ΠA) Π / AΞP

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.96 g
No notes for this coin
Houghton 159, Newell, SMA 120, SNG Israel (Spaer) 1279
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An AE unit struck 130-125 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Laureated and bearded head of Zeus right

Reverse: Nike holding wreath and palm branch walking left; BAΣIΛEOΣ / ΔHMHTΡIOΥ / ΘEOΥ NIKATOΡOΣ, ? monogram

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.54 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Spaer 2164 - 77; Hoover 1133; Houghton 291
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An AR Tetradrachm struck c. 143-142 BC in Tyre
Obverse: diademed and draped bust right

Reverse: Eagle standing left on prow left, with palm branch over shoulder; to left, club surmounted by (TYP) monogram; to right, OP (date) above (ΓHP) monogram; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ__ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SC 1959.4c.
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 88/87-76/75 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head right

Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right crowning him with wreath, long scepter vertical in left BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΦIΛIΠΠOY // EΠIΦANOYΣ / ΦIΛA∆EΛΦOY, N

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16 g
No notes for this coin
Houghton-Lorber II 2463(2)i, Newell SMA 441, SNG Spaer 2803; HGC 9, 1319
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 93 - 83 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head right

Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY to right and left of Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 15.46 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AE unit struck 290-281 BC in Syria
Obverse: Winged head of Medusa right, locks of snake-hair protruding from forehead

Reverse: BASILEWS / SELEYKOY, bull butting right, uncertain control monogram between hind legs

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AE unit struck 296-280 BC in Seleucia on Tigris
Obverse: Horned and bridled head of horse right

Reverse: Anchor, BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ΣEΛEYKOY, monogram

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SC 146; ESM 46; SNG Spaer 135.
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 311-300 BC in Babylon
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in wreath in left field, HP monogram below throne.

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
Struck in the name of Alexander III of Macedon, circa 311-300 BC
SC 82.5a; Price 3746.
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An AE unit struck c. 285-280 BC in Sardis
Obverse: winged head of Medusa right, snakes in hair

Reverse: bull butting right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΣEΛEYKOY / Ξ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Houghton-Lorber I 21(2), Newell WSM 925, SNG Spaer 23, SGCV II 6852, HGC 9 92a (R1)
(37) Tryphon
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An AE unit struck 142-138 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Head of Tryphon facing right, wearing diadem, dotted border

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΩΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Spiked Macedonian helmet adorned with ibex horn and cheek guards, aphlaston at inner left

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 5.05 g
Seleucid Empire
Diodotus Tryphon as King

Translation of reverse: "King Tryphon, Commander-in-Chief"
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