Besides collecting medieval coins one of my other areas of interest is coins of Seleukos I Nikator, founder of the Seleukid Empire. While I still have a few coins of Seleukos that I would like to acquire, I recently decided to start getting coins of his successors. My latest Seleukid acquisition is a tetradrachm of Antiochus II Theos. It was in the most recent HJB Buy or Bid sale but went unsold. I was able to pick it up in their after-sale below the listed reserve. Antiochus II Theos AR Tetradracm 261-246 BC Seleucia on the Tigris mint. 29mm 17.05g Obv: diademed head of Antiochus right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTI−OXOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow with right, resting left hand on grounded bow, monogram outer left, monogram outer right. Houghton-Lorber 587 Antiochus II, much like his father, was unable to keep the empire together. During his reign the satraps of Bactria and Parthia would revolt against Seleukid rule and both regions would go on to become independent kingdoms. He also had to contend with another conflict with Ptolemaic Egypt; the second Syrian War. To make peace with Ptolemy II he set aside his first wife, Laodice, and married Ptolemy's daughter Berenice. Laodice, in a desire to see her son take the throne of the empire, supposedly poisoned Antiochus II in 246 BC. She then had Berenice and Berenice's son with Antiochus II murdered. Her actions would start the third Syrian War as Berenice's brother Ptolemy III declared war against Laodice and her son. Please post any Seleukid coins or recent acquisitions.