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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-G0010
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector:  Hunt, Nelson Bunker
Maker:  Seleucus II; Antioch
Denomination:  Tetradrachm
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Greek
Date made:  246 BC-226 BC
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.00
Weight (g):  16.95
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Bt 22.vi.1990 from Sotheby's, New York, through P. D. Whitting Fund (PDWF no. 2); ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, no. 583.
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Description:  Obverse: diademed head of Seleucus r. Reverse: Apollo standing l., holding arrow in r. hand, resting l. arm on tripod

Inscriptions:  Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ (King Seleucus)

Bibliography:  Edward T. Newell, The Coinage of the Western Seleucid Mints from Seleucus I to Antiochus III (New York 1941), no. 1001; cf. Seaby 6896

Notes:  No monograms visible

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Seleucus II
Greek

225 BC
Hunt, Nelson Bunker
American
1926-02-22
2014-10-21
Antioch



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