ANTIOCHOS III THE GREAT KING OF SYRIA

Ancient Coins - ANTIOCHOS III THE GREAT KING OF SYRIA
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ANTIOCHOS III THE GREAT, KING OF SYRIA. 223-187 BC. Tetradrachm.
Antioch  16,68 g.. Diademed head of Antiochos right with youthful features.

But very shallow eye, break in bangs indicating incipient baldness at temple;
fillet border. /Apollo seated left on omphalos/te
sting arrow and resting left hand
on grounded ornamental bow.
Lustrous surfaces, old collection patina and a wonderful portrait makes this
a beautiful coin. ( 29 mm). EX HOUGHTON COLLECTION  THIS COIN. NR. 81 . a piece with a pedigree !      

 
Antiochus 111, the second son of Seleucus the second served as governor of the
eastern provinces under Seleucus 111, his brother. In 212 he invaded Armenia.
Then invaded Parthia and Bactria. Here he encountered the later Bactrian king
Demetrius , who was a young man at this time.
he penetrated India, and in 202 he entered into a secret agreement with Philip V
of  Macedon. He was at the height of his power, but made a great mistake
heading into a fatal conflict with the Roman senate . He received the fugitive
Hannibal at his court . The Roman senate and the Greeks themselves declared
war on Antiochus. After the battle of Thermopylae (191) he evacuated Greece,
but the Romans pursued him to Asia Minor and delivered another final defeat
at Magnesia (190). He had to accept Roman terms in the treaty of Apamea.
Also sending sons as hostages to Rome. Revolts broke out and the once most
powerful king of the Hellenistic world was slain at Elymais by a mob outraged
over his attempt to rob the temple of Anaitis.
 

  
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