$209.00 USD

These are real Greek silver drachma coins, featuring King Antiochus III, the Great and an elephant on the reverse! Dating back between 204-197 BCE, these specimens would make a great start, or addition, to any collection.

Antiochus III was a Greek Hellenistic king and the sixth ruler of the Seleucid Empire. He lived from 241-187 BCE. He ruled over Syria and a large area of western Asia. Though his campaign to conquer Ptolemaic Egypt was a failure, his military campaigns were successful elsewhere. 

Shortly before his death, he proclaimed himself "champion of Greek freedom against Roman domination" and launched a four year war against the Roman Republic, but was decisively defeated at the Battle of Magnesia. Three years later, he died during another campaign in the east.

We can ship this coin worldwide!

They come in ~1.25" diameter gem jars.

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