Seleucid Kingdom (same coins, new background)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Deacon Ray, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray David Hendin Fan Supporter

    This is my Seleucid collection and a little bit of the history of how I became interested in them. When I purchased my very first ancient coins which came in a boxed set, I was fascinated by the beautiful portrait on the Seleucid coin (upper left corner.) After I collected Judaean coins for a while, I decided to branch out and collect some of these Seleucids with their beautiful imagery of profiles, and elephants, and horses, etc. They still fascinate me although I have applied the brakes as far as collecting them is concerned. The Judaean boxed set is for reference. The coin in the upper left is the one that sparked my interest.


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  3. David@PCC


    Nicely done and some good coins! Perhaps I could could persuade you to do some artwork for my Seleucid identification site :smuggrin:
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  4. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    Deacon Ray, That's a great collection & wonderful presentation :D! And your Judaean set is always a treat to see :cool:.
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  5. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Great new photo, Ray! I also really appreciate your sharing of what sparked your interest in these... TBH in looking at your collection, I'm getting more interested in them as well.
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  6. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Great coins and I love the representation! The Seleukid kingdom is also one of my favorite collection focuses, so many variations in coins and each king has it's unique style.
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  7. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    As always, boss presentation @Deacon Ray!
    It was after seeing that lovely lion on your Antiochos VII that I had to pick up this one. So it's an imitation of an imitation. That's meta:wideyed:


    Antiochos VII Euergetes(Sidetes).
    138-129 BC. Æ (17mm, 6.35 g, 3h). Contemporary imitation. Uncertain mint, imitating Antioch. Lion's head right / Vertical club downward. SC 2073 (this coin referenced and illustrated); HGC 9, 1097. very fine
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  8. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    Great lookin' display from @Deacon Ray usual!
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  9. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    Ae 35 of Antiochos IV 169-168 B.C. Obv.Head of Zeus Serapis right. Rv Eagle stg right Antioch Mint SC 1413 HGC 643 32.60 grms 34 mm. SKantiochosIV-5.jpg
  10. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    Terence, That's another masterpiece from the Antioch Mint :jawdrop:! Portraiture of that quality is usually reserved for gold & silver, & rarely seen on bronze. What a shame we'll never know who the celator was who created this gem :(.....
  11. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    Magnificent, as always, Deacon Ray!:woot:

    I love the lion. I'll have to add it to my mile long wishlist lol.

    I hope things are going awesome with your work. I know they are because you rock!:D:D

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