Numismatics and History of the Seleukid Empire

Selected Fragments of the Ancient World

This website is devoted primarily to the coinage and history of the Seleukid Empire, one of the greatest Hellenistic states. My texts, analyses and pictures can be used for non-commercial purposes, as long as proper credit is given. Texts and pictures that are taken from other sources must not be used without permission of their owners. Sources other than my own are credited throughout these pages.

News & Updates

Seleukeia in Pieria

September 10, 2015

A municipal coin of this city was added to the collection (coin ID MSE-AE-14).

Coin Collection / Municipal Bronze Coins of Seleukid Syria and Mesopotamia / Seleukeia in Pieria

Antiochos VIII

April 6, 2015

A bronze coin bearing Antiochos VIII’s rare epithet Philometor was added to the collection (coin ID A08-AE-04).

Coin Collection / Seleukid Coins / Antiochos VIII

The study devoted to these unusual coins was updated.

Historical and Numismatic Information / Antiochos VIII Philometor

Philip I

March 30, 2015

A new unpublished coin of Philip I was added to the collection (coin ID PH1-AR-03).

Coin Collection / Seleukid Coins / Philip I

Seleukeia on the Bay of Issos

March 13, 2015

Photos of the second known coin of this city were added, see Type 2 on the page devoted to this city.

Historical and Numismatic Information / Seleukid Syrian Cities and Their Early Coins / Seleukeia on the Bay of Issos