Seleucid Kingdom: Achaios 220-214 BC - Usurper in Asia Minor - AE12

Ancient Coins - Seleucid Kingdom: Achaios 220-214 BC - Usurper in Asia Minor - AE12
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1.98g, 12mm in diameter

Obv: Laurelled head of Apollo right

Rev: Tripod, "BASILEWS ACAIOU"

H&L 958 - this example is much nicer than the H&L plate coin.

Achaios was the uncle of Antiochos III (223-187BC).  He was put in charge of Asia Minor and restored order there.  He then rebelled and proclaimed himself king in 220BC.  In 216BC most of his troops deserted him.  After a 2 year seige of his capital - Sardeis, Lycia - he was defeated and beheaded.

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