SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA, Antiochos I Soter. AE denomination B, Tarsus mint. SCARCE

Ancient Coins - SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA, Antiochos I Soter. AE denomination B, Tarsus mint. SCARCE
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Ancient Greece
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA
Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC
AE denomination B, Tarsus mint
Helmeted head of Athena right / Caps of the Dioskouroi, club below
7.29 g, 17-20 mm
SC 332.1; HGC 9, 146
Scarce (R1-R2 per HGC)
The Dioskouroi (Castor and Pollux) were twin brothers, sons of Leda (but with separate fathers) and brothers of Helen of Troy.  Zeus, who had disguised himself as a swan to seduce Leda, was the father of Pollux.  As the son of Zeus, Pollux was immortal. He asked to share his immortality with his brother: they were transformed into the twin stars at the heart of the constellation Gemini.  The caps they wore, known as the pilei (singular: pilos) derived from the egg from which they were born, a legacy of the disguised swan father.
ex WKR collection
 
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