SELEUKID, Antiochos VII, 138-129 BC, bronze minor


SELEUKID, Antiochos VII, 138-129 BC, minor, date off flan, Obverse: head of Eros R, Reverse: headdress of Isis, bronze, 17mm, 5.27g, SG7098, off center both sides, nice portrait, F

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Antiochos VII found himself pressed by the growing power of the Parthians in Persia. While out on campaign against rebels he died in battle. After his demise the Seleukids were confined to Syria.

The big change that Alexander the Great brought about was the union of the Greek spirit of inquiry with the methods of imperial bureaucracy.

Ancient Coins includes Greek and Roman coins and those of neighbors and successors, geographically from Morocco and Spain all the way to Afghanistan. Date ranges for these begin with the world’s earliest coins of the 8th century BC to, in an extreme case, the end of Byzantine Empire, 1453 AD.