Silver Tetradrachm 26mm Posthumous issue of Antioch on the Orontes under Roman Administration, Aulus Gabinius, proconsul, ca. Reference: SC 2489.1 Certification: NGC Ancients.Ch XF 5747154-010 Diademed head of Philip I right; bead-and-reel border. Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, Nike right in right hand, scepter in left; GAB (Gabinius) monogram in inner left field, frozen? I monogram under throne, thunderbolt in exergue, all in laureate border.
Founded by Seleukos I circa 300 B. With Greek and Macedonian settlers brought from the destroyed city of Antigoneia on the Orontes. The city was named after Seleukos' father with the purpose of being a western capital to guard against the northern expansion of the Ptolemaic kingdom. Eventually as many territories were lost, Antioch became the only capital of the Seleukid kingdom. Pompey the Great deposed the last king Antiochos XIII in 64 B.
The Romans then made it a capital of a new Roman province and the seat of the Roman governors. There were temples of Olympian Zeus, Apollo in Daphne, hippodrome (built under the Seleukids and embellished by the Romans) and colonnaded main streets (being a gift from Herod the Great). It was an important center for the arts and learning.World-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine, world coins & more. Ilya Zlobin is an independent individual who has a passion for coin collecting, research and understanding the importance of the historical context and significance all coins and objects represent. Send me a message about this and I can update your invoice should you want this method. Getting your order to you, quickly and securely is a top priority and is taken seriously here. Great care is taken in packaging and mailing every item securely and quickly. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic?
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