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Ancient Coinage of Seleucia, Demetrios III


Demetrios III Philopator, King of the Seleukid Empire 95-88 BC

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Hoover 1312Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios III, c. 96-87 BC. AE 19. Radiate head of Demetrios III right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, naked Hermes standing left on base, holding palm and caduceus. SNG Spaer 2876; Hoover 1312; SC 2456.TextImage
Houghton 860Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios III AR Tetradrachm. Damascus mint, Year 218 = 95/94 BC. Diademed head right / Cult statue of Atargatis facing; N & monogram in left field, HIS & monogram in exergue. Newell, LSM 119. TextImage
Houghton 861Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios III AR Tetradrachm. Damascus mint, Year 222 = 91/90 BC. Diademed head right / Cult statue of Atargatis facing; N & A in left field, BKS & monogram in exergue. SNG Spaer 2862 var. (Year 221), Newell, LSM 126. TextImage
Newell 119Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios III AR Tetradrachm. Damascus mint, dated SE 218 =95/4 BC. Diademed head right; fillet border / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, cult statue of Atargatis facing, date HIS in ex. TextImage
SC 2454-1ffSeleukid Kings Of Syria. Demetrios III Eukairos. AE20mm, Damascus mint. Struck 97/6-88/7 BC. Radiate head of Demetrios III right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; DZ to left, uncertain date in exergue. SC 2454.1-12. SC 2454-1ffTextImage
SC 2456Demetrios III, King of Seleukeia. AE15. 97-88 BC. Damaskos mint. Radiate, diademed head of Demetrios III right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS.., Hermes standing left on base, holding palm branch and caduceus. Monograms to left. SC 2456; Hoover 1312.TextImage
SNG Spaer 2831Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios III, c. 96-87 BC. AE 19, Damascus mint, 6.11g, 19.9 mm. Radiate head of Demetrios III right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch, uncertain monogram in outer left field, uncertain date in ex. SNG Spaer 2831TextImage
SNG Spaer 2853cfSeleucid Kingdom. Demetrius III Eucaerus (97/6-88/7 BC). Silver tetradrachm (16.30 gm). Damascus. Diademed head of Demetrius III right, bearded / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, cult figure of Atargatis standing facing, veiled, holding flower, barley stalks at each shoulder, N above A in outer left field, [date & perhaps monogram] in exergue. Apparently unpublished variant. Cf. SNG Spaer 2853 (QIS), LSM 126 (AKS), & CSE 861 (BKS). Perhaps unique. TextImage
SNG Spaer 2854Syria, Seleukid Kings. Demetrios III. 95-88 BC. AR Tetradrachm. SE 219 (=94/3 BC). Damascus. Diademed head right; fillet border / Cult statue of Atargatis facing. TextImage
SNG Spaer 2862Demetrios III AR Tetradrachm. Struck SE 221 (=92/1 BC). Damascus mint. Diademed, bearded head of Demetrios right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, cult statue of Atargatis standing. TextImage
SNG Spaer 2862vSeleukid Kingdom, Demetrios III Eukairos AR Tetradrachm. Damascus mint, dated SE 224 (89/8 BC). Diademed head right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, cult statue of Atargatis facing; in left field, N above monogram; DKS (date) in exergue; all within wreath. TextImage
SNG Spaer 2865Syria, Seleukid Kings. Demetrios III. 95-88 BC. AR Tetradrachm. SE 224 (=89/8 BC). Damascus. Diademed head right; fillet border / Cult statue of Atargatis facing. TextImage
SNG Spaer 2876Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios III, c. 96-87 BC. AE 19, Damascus mint, 4.10g, 19.9 mm. Radiate head of Demetrios III right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, naked Hermes standing left on base, holding palm and caduceus. SNG Spaer 2876TextImage
Sear 7191Kingdom of Syria, Demetrios III, 95-88 BC, AR Tetradrachm. Damascus mint, year 217 = 96/95 BC, Diademed head right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, Cult statue of Atargatis facing. TextObvRev
Sear 7194Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios III, ca. 96-87 BC. AE Unit. 4.10 gr, 17.68 mm. Radiate head of Demetrios III right / BASILEWS DHMHTRIOU QEOU FILOPATOROS SWTHROS, naked Hermes standing left on base, holding palm and caduceus. SNG Spaer 2876; Hoover 1312; Houghton SC 2456; Sear 7194. TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Demetrios_III
Coins of Demetrios III Philopator at SeleukidEmpire.org
Entry for Seleucia, Demetrios III on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Demetrius III in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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