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

(1) Alexander II Zabinas 129-128 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head right
Reverse: Young Dionysos holding kantharos and thyrsos standing left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΛEΞANΔPOY, ΔΠP / (?Π?)
Ref: BMC 12. CSE 299
(2) Antiochus I 280-261 BC
AE unit Sardis
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena facing
Reverse: Nike holding wreath and palm walking left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY, (MΛ) within wreath
Ref: SC I 315; Newell, WSM 1369; SNG Cop...
(3) Antiochus I 281-261 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Macedonian shield, anchor in central boss
Reverse: elephant right, club above, jawbone below BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY (ΘEM)
Ref: SC 339.3; HGC 9, 148
(4) Antiochus I 281-261 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse: tripod, bow left, club right BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY (ΘEM)
Ref: SC 347; SNG Spaer 200 and 203
(5) Antiochus I c. 281-261 BC
Obverse: Antiochus I Soter with 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
Ref: HGC 9, 128g; SC 379.3a
(6) Antiochus II 261-256 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochus I right
Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos left, holding arrow and bow; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANT_IOXOY, (HYP)_(ΠΩA)
Ref: Houghton-Lorber I 587.1c, SNG Spaer...
(7) Antiochus II 261-246 BC
AE unit Sardis
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse: Tripod, anchor below BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY Σ/E left , (HPYΔ) right
Ref: Houghton-Lorber 525(1)b; Newel WSM ...
(8) Antiochus II 261-246 BC
Obverse: Diademed bust right
Reverse: Apollo seated left, on omphalos, holding arrow and resting on bow
Ref: Sear 6886
(9) Antiochus III 222-187 BC
AE unit Sardis
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse: Elephant left; anchor up side down to the left BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
Ref: Houghton-Lorber I 979, cf. SNG Spae...
(10) Antiochus III c. 198-187 BC
AE unit Syria
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse: Nike advancing left, holding wreath; anchor left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY, ΔI
Ref: Antiochos III, HGC 9, 492.?
(11) Antiochus III 222–187 BC
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
Ref: SC 1042.1; Le Rider, Antioche, Seri...
(12) Antiochus IV 175 - c. 172 BC
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right; monogram left
Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos left, holding arrow and bow; aphlaston left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY / /\(
Ref: Cf. SC 1478.2; HGC 9, 725
(13) Antiochus IV 175 - c. 172 BC
Obverse: diademed and radiate head right
Reverse: veiled goddes facing, holding scepter; BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
Ref: SC 1479; HGC 9, 726
(14) Antiochus IV | Laodice IV 175-172 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: veiled diademed bust of Laodice IV right
Reverse: head of elephant left; tripod right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY ?
Ref: SC 1407; cf. SNG Spaer 969
(15) Antiochus IX 113-112 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head right
Reverse: Winged thunderbolt; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ Σ (TN) / *
Ref: SNG Spaer 2690
(16) Antiochus IX 114-95 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head Zeus right
Reverse: Turreted Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopia, prora below BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY // ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ
Ref: SC 2380; CSE 357; SNG Spaer 2715
(17) Antiochus IX 114-112 BC
AE unit Tarsos
Obverse: Diademed head right
Reverse: Dionysos standing left, leaning on thyrsos and holding kantharos; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / ΦIΛO_ΠATOPOΣ E / (NK)
Ref: Cf. SNG Spaer 2725; Houghton 498
(18) Antiochus V 164-162 BC
Obverse: Diademed head right
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding Nike and leaning on scepter BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY, (ΠI) / EYΠATOPOΣ
Ref: Houghton-Lorber II 1575(2), Newell ...
(19) Antiochus VI mid 143-142 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Radiate head right, wearing ivy-wreath
Reverse: Elephant left, torch in trunk, star right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY // EΠIΦANOYΣ / ∆IONYΣOY, ΣTA
Ref: Houghton-Lorber 2006c, SNG Spaer 17...
(20) Antiochus VII 138-137 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Diademed bust of Eros right
Reverse: Headdress of Isis; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EYEPΓETOY, (Δ scepter) branch / EOP
Ref: SNG Spaer 1900; BMC 52
(21) Antiochus VII 138-137 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Diademed bust of Eros right
Reverse: Headdress of Isis; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EYEPΓETOY, (Δ scepter) branch / EOP
Ref: SNG Spaer 1900; BMC 52
(22) Antiochus VII 138-129 BC
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
Ref: SC 2062.3f
(23) Antiochus VIII 121-114 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Radiate head right
Reverse: Eagle with scepter right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ, IE / X ?
Ref: BMC 25-28; Hoover HGC 1212.; SNG Sp...
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Radiate head of Antiochus VIII right
Reverse: Facing owl standing on amphora; BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ / KΛEOΠATPAΣ // KAI / BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY // ϘP
Ref: Houghton-Lorber II 2263
(25) Demetrius I 152-151 BC
Obverse: diademed head right
Reverse: cornucopiae; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔHMHTPIOY / ΣΩTHPOΣ, A / (ΠA) Π / AΞP
Ref: Houghton 159, Newell, SMA 120, SNG ...
(26) Demetrius II 130-125 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: Laureated and bearded head of Zeus right
Reverse: Nike holding wreath and palm branch walking left; BAΣIΛEOΣ / ΔHMHTΡIOΥ / ΘEOΥ NIKATOΡOΣ, ? monogram
Ref: SNG Spaer 2164 - 77; Hoover 1133; H...
(27) Philip I Philadelphus 88/87-76/75 BC
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
Ref: Houghton-Lorber II 2463(2)i, Newell...
(28) Seleukos I 290-281 BC
AE unit 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
Ref: None provided
(29) Seleukos I 296-280 BC
Obverse: Horned and bridled head of horse right
Reverse: Anchor, BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ΣEΛEYKOY, monogram
Ref: SC 146; ESM 46; SNG Spaer 135.
(30) Seleukos I 311-300 BC
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.
Ref: SC 82.5a; Price 3746.
(31) Tryphon 142-138 BC
AE unit 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
Ref: SC 2034.2a