01 Seleucus I, 02 Antiochus I, Drangiana

SCADS41 Seleucus I SC 226Ad

SELEUCUS I

TETRADRACHM WITH TROPHY TYPE, FROM DRANGIANA, COREGENCY OF SELEUCUS I AND ANTIOCHUS I

Silver Tetradrachm, Nike crowning trophy type

Coregency Drangiana cf SC 226-8 US Market 2011

SC 226Ad

Obv.: Head of hero r. (assimilating Seleucus, Alexander and Dionysus), wearing helmet covered with panther skin and adorned with bull’s ear and horns, lion skin tied around neck, dotted border.

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r., ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ on l. (reading outward from l.), Nike standing r., crowning trophy, dotted border.

Controls (between Nike and trophy)
Controls (between Nike and trophy)

Reference: Private California collection.

Previously only drachms and smaller fractions were known for the coregency of Seleucus I and Antiochus I in Drangiana. The control is related to that found on the hemidrachm SC 227b.

For discussion of the identity of the helmeted head see O. Hoover, “The Identity of the Helmeted Head on the ‘Victory’ Coinage of Susa,” SNR 81, 2002, pp. 51-63.

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