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bgr_774488 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS II KALLINIKOS Unité

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS II KALLINIKOS Unité AU/AU
175.00 €(Approx. 190.75$ | 145.25£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. avant 240 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sardes, Lydie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très bel Apollon au revers, finement détaillé. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite avec l’égide sur la pointe du cou, coiffé du casque corinthien à cimier entourée d’un grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon, nu debout à gauche appuyé sur son arc de son bras gauche, tenant une flèche de la main droite ; dans le champ à gauche, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ SEL-EUKOU/ (PU).
Reverse translation : (du roi Séleucus).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Seleucus II CALLINIKOS

(246-226 BC)

Seleucus II, the eldest of Antiochus II and Laodice son, ascended the throne in the same year that Ptolemy III in 246 BC, which coincides with the beginning of the third war in Syria. The Ptolemies and Seleucids between peace is signed this year. Seleucus II, beaten by his brother at Ancyra in 239 BC, in 231 began a campaign against the Parthians and died in 226 BC, the victim of a fall from his horse after a reign of twenty insignificant years.

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