Seleucid Empire ruler Antiochos I Soter Silver Tetradrachm

12 Oct 2020  Mon

The Seleucid dynasty was the Greek Macedonian royal family, they ruled the region situated in the Hellenistic state in Western Asia. This dynasty was founded by Seleucus I Nicator, he had served as an officer of Alexander the Great, commanding the élite infantry corps in the Macedonian army. The Seleucid Empire was the major centre of Hellenistic culture; this dynasty had empowered the Greek customs and languages.

This silver Tetradrachm was issued by king Antiochos I Soter during this rule. The weight of this silver Tetradrachm is around 16.87g. The obverse of this coin depicts ‘Bust of the king Antiochos I Soter facing towards right’. The reverse of this coin depicts ‘Apollo Delphios, testing arrow and placing a hand on the grounded bow, seated left on an omphalos, monograms to the outer left and right’.

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