Ancient Coinage of Seleucia, Alexander II



[BMC 2ff]

Alexander II Zebinas ("the bought one"), King of the Seleukid Empire 129 to 123 BC.

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Babelon, Rois 1276Alexander II Zebinas, Seleukid Kingdom, 128-123 BC. Antioch ad Orontem mint. AR Tetradrachm 27 mm, 16.15 gr. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and sceptre; HΔΡ monogram in left field, ΠAY monogram under throne, ΘΠΡ in ex, off flan). Babelon, Rois, 1276.TextImage
Babelon, Rois 1310Alexander II Zebinas, Seleukid Kingdom, 128-123 BC. Minted in Antioch ad Orontem. AE21 mm chalkous, 7.17 gr. Diademed and radiate head of Alexander II right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, double cornucopiae, A-P across fields, grain ear at lower left. Babelon, Rois, 1310.TextImage
BMC 2ffSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas. 128-123 BC. Silver Tetradrachm. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike. TextImage
BMC 12Alexander II Zebinas AE17. Antiocheia ad Orontes mint, dated 128/127 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, young Dionysos standing left holding kantharos & thyrsos, EΠP (year 185) in left field. CSE 299. TextImage
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BMC 24Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander II AE 22. Diademed, radiate head right / two parallel cornucopiAE bound with fillet; to left, club, in field, AP. TextImage
BMC 31Alexander II Zebinas, Seleukid kingdom, 128-123 BC. AE denomination A. Prow of ship right, the two pilei of Dioscuri surmounted by stars above / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of tripod lebes, two palm branches and urn in the lebes, A and quiver to left, Π to right. Hoover 1176; BMC 31.TextImage
CSE 264Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike, Monograms below and left. TextImage
CSE 846Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas AR Tetaradrachm. Struck SE 190 (=123/2 BC) at Damascus. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and lotus-tipped sceptre; monograms in left field and below throne, date in ex. Newell 85. TextImage
Hoover 1161Alexander II, Seleukid Kingdom, AE19, 129-123 BC. Antioch ad Orontem mint. Dated 129-128 BC. 5.88 g. No legend, diademed head of Alexander II right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY and date ΔΠΡ to left and right of Dionysos, wearing chiton and boots, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. SNG Newcastle 627-628; Hoover HGC 1161; SC 2229; Houghton Collection 299.TextImage
Hoover 1166Alexander II Zabinas. AE18 Serrate, Seleukid kings, Syria. 128-122 BC. Apameia ad Axios mint (?). Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Tyche, winged, standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopiAE. SC 2242; Hoover 1166.TextImage
Houghton 298Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; IΣI to left, star & A under throne. SNGIs 2277 var (– under throne), Newell, SMA 327v. TextImage
Houghton 304Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zabinas AR Drachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, monogram above S. SNG SpAEr 2291; SMA 337. TextImage
Houghton 853Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zabinas AR Tetradrachm. Uncertain mint in northern Syria or Cilicia. Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; two monograms to outer left. TextImage
SC 2230Alexander II Zebinas, Seleukid Kingdom, 128-123 BC. Minted in Antioch ad Orontem. AE-14 mm, 2.93 gr. Winged bust of Eros right, wreathed in myrtle / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of anchor, date in left field. SC 2230; Houghton 300; Sear 7132.TextImage
SNG Cop 373Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas serrated-edge AE18. 128-123 BC, Antioch mint. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, winged Tyche standing left on prow, wearing modius on head, holding anchor & cornucopiAE, Δ-over-M monogram to left. Lindgren III 1111. Text
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SNGIs 2280Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; IΣI to left, star & monogram under throne. TextImage
SNGIs 2292Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; monogram to left, Σ under throne. Newell, SMA 353. TextImage
SNGIs 2336Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas AE20. Radiate head right / double cornucopiae. TextObv-Rev
SNGIs 2341Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebina AE21. Antioch mint, 128-123 BC. Radiate head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, double cornucopiAE, A-P across fields, club in left field. Houghton CSE 307. TextImage
Sear #7115Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas. 128-123 BC. Silver Tetradrachm. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike.
(4 ex.)
Sear #7119Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II AR Drachm. Diademed head right, dotted border / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, double cornucopiae, bound with diadem, Z AΦ at left. TextObvRev
Sear #7127Alexander II Zabinas AE22. Antioch mint. Diademed portrait of the king right / Double cornuacopiAE bound with a fillet. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY.
(2 ex.)
Sear #7128Seleukid Kingdon, Alexander II AE 21. Head right clad in lionís skin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Nike advancing left holding wreath and palm, to left, monogram above wreath.TextImage
Sear #7132Alexander II Zabinas AE15. Mint of Antioch. Winged bust of Eros right, wreathed in myrtle / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY left and right of anchor, to left, date ΔΠT (=184 SE=129/8 BC). Houghton 300.TextImage
Coins of Alexander II Zebinas at seleukids.org
Entry for Seleucia, Alexander II on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Alexander II in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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