Fascinating read. I have always wondered when the Galatians stopped being viewed as invaders by the Greeks and local Anatolians.
Very nice coins. That’s a particularly nice bronze piece, @Pavlos!
Nice coins everyone!
There is some debate about who the man on the tetradrachm really is. The most common theory is that it is an idealized...
Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II Tryphon was born in 184 BCE as the youngest son of Ptolemy V and Cleopatra I of Syria. Fun fact through his mother,...
Nice Magnus Maximus siliqua. It was struck in the 18 months that MM controlled Italy so it’s rather scarce. Not impossible to get, but certainly...
Very nice coin.
For a guy who ruled 10/11 years his coinage is plentiful, but there aren’t a lot of details about is rule.
Very informative post, VK.
Nice coin as well. :D
With the death of Antiochus IV Ephiphanes in 164 BCE, the kingship of the Seleucid Empire fell to a nine year old boy and his guardian. Not...
No butt’s on my coins that I can remember. However when my Seleucus II tetradrachm was struck, something got into the reverse die that makes...
Dude killed 5% of the world’s population at the time, so nuff said.
Ahmir Timur AR Tanka
Minted in Yazd, Persia
Date of 797AH or 1394...
Nice write up amigo. I learned something new today!
Came home from a long day at work and was treated by this “feller”.
I must say that the engravers at Antioch really outdid themselves on this...
Lovely coins everyone.
I will definitely post that Antiochus III tet once it is in hand!
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I agree, ethnic prejudices have no place in a military, especially during a war.
The Hellenistic kingdoms were pretty ethnocentric when compared to other armies throughout history. While the Seleucids were not as bad...
In 192 BCE, the ancient world was split into two spheres of influence: Roman and Seleucid. Rome in 192, had just come off their exhausting 17 war...
That coin is a bit rare, being a light weight Solidus of 22/ 23 siliqua. It probably was used in international commerce rather than...
My only solidus:
Maurice Tiberius AV Lightweight Solidus
Very fine coins posted so far. I would argue that the principate continued the Hellenistic style of portraits. Even some later Roman siliqua and...
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