Ancient Coinage of Seleucia, Seleukos IV


Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-l75 BC.
Son of Antiochos III. Attempting to replenish the royal treasury by confiscating the huge treasure in the temple of Jerusalem, he was assassinated in 175 BC by his minister Heliodorus.

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Babelon, Rois 484Seleukos IV Philopator 187-175 BC, AE23 mm dichalkous, 12.38 gr. Laureate head of Apollo right, A on B monogram behind head / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and resting left elbow on tripod; HΛ at lower left. Babelon, Rois, 484; BMC -.TextImage
Babelon, Rois 486Seleukos IV Philopator serrate AE unit. 187-175 BC. Antioch ad Orontem mint. 22.36 mm, 9.86 g. Laureate head of Apollo right, ME monogram behind head. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY to right and left of Apollo standing left, examining an arrow and resting left elbow on a tripod altar. Λ in outer left field, Δ in inner left field. SNG Israel (Spaer) 878; Houghton SC 1315; Hoover HGC 584; Babelon Rois 486.TextImage
Babelon Rois 496Seleukos IV Philopator, AE17 Serrate. 187-175 BC. Antioch mint. 5.57 g. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos over left shoulder, MI monogram behind head. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY above and beneath prow of galley left; AB above. Babelon Rois 496; Hoover HGC 586; (var of SNG Spaer 898 and 904, obv. monogram).TextImage
BMC 8Seleukos IV AR tetradrachm. 187-175 BC. Antioch mint. 32mm, 17 g. Diademed head right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow and arrow. Filleted palm branch with fruit in outer left field, ΔI monogram below. BMC 8; Newell SMA 35; SC 1313.2; Paris 464-465; Le Rider, Antioche 8992; Hoover HGC 580e; Babelon Rois 464.TextImage
BMC 9Seleukos IV AR tetradrachm. 187-175 BC. Antioch mint. 30 mm, 17.05 g. Diademed head right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow and arrow. Filleted palm branch with fruit in outer left field, M below. BMC 9; Newell SMA 37; Paris 470; SC 1313.6h; Hoover HGC 580e; Babelon Rois 470.TextImage
BMC 12Seleukos IV Philopator. AR Tetradrachm, Antioch ad Orontem mint. 187-175 BC. 29mm, 16.98 g. Diademed head of Seleukos right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo sitting left on omphalos, examining an arrow and resting left hand on bow; wreath and palm branch in outer left field, IΛ monogram in exergue. BMC 12-13; Paris 462-463; Houghton SC 1313.1; Hoover HGC 582d; Newell SMA 39; Rhousopoulos 4450; Walcher de Molthein 2928.TextImage
BMC 23Seleukos IV, 187-175 BC, serrated bronze of 21 mm, 8.68 g. Laureate head of Apollo right, ME monogram behind head / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and resting left elbow on tripod, AI monogram in lower left field. TextImage
Hoover 593Seleukos IV Philopator, AE, Tyre mint. Diademed head of Seleukos IV right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY above and beneath prow of galley left. Hoover SC 593; SC 1324.TextImage
Houghton 82Seleukos IV AR tetradrachm. 187-175 BC. Antioch mint. 30.5 mm, 7.03 g. Diademed head right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow and arrow. Wreath and palm branch in left field, ΔI monogram below. Houghton Coll. 82 (this coin); BMC 12; Newell SMA 39; BMC 12-13; Paris 462-463; Rhousopoulos (Hirsch) Coll. 4450; Walcher 2928; Babelon Rois 462.TextImage
Houghton 466Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos IV Philopator AR Tetradrachm. Tarsos mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; to outer left, ΣA above club; monogram to outer right. TextImage
Houghton 776Seleukos IV Tetradrachm, Ake mint. Diademed head right, serpent behind / Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow, laurel branch and AB monogram in left field, IA below.TextImage
Houghton SC 1339Seleukos IV Philopator. AE14. 187-175 BC. 3.19 g. Seleukia ad Tigrim mint. Laureate head of Apollo right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, female figure (Nike without wings) standing right, erecting trophy; ΠAΡ monogram above. SC 1339; Hoover HGC 597; Babelon Rois 98bis (as Seleukos I Nikator).TextImage
LeRider 2Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos IV AR Tetradrachm. Ekbatana mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand & bow resting on ground in left; monogram outer left, horse's head outer right. Le Rider, Suse, pl. lxii, 2. TextImage
Newell Ake 1Seleukos IV AR tetradrachm. 187-175 BC. Ake-Ptolemais mint. 28 mm, 16.64 g. Diademed head right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow and arrow. Palm branch in outer left field, AB monogram in inner left field, IA below. Newell Ake 1; McClean 9277; SC 1331; Le Rider, Seleukos 101; Hoover HGC 580h.TextImage
SNGIs 837Seleukos IV AR Tetradrachm. 187-175 BC. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow & bow; wreath and palm branch in left field, ΔI monogram below. Houghton Coll. 82; Newell SMA 39; BMC 12-13; Paris 462-463; Rhousopoulos (Hirsch) Coll. 4450; Walcher 2928. TextImage
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SNGIs 845Seleukos IV. 187-175 BC. AE21mm. Antioch? mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo standing left, holding arrow in extended right hand and resting left elbow on tripod. TextImage
SNGIs 903Seleukos IV Philopator, AE22 Serrate. 187-175 BC. Antioch mint. 10.92 g. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos over left shoulder, ME monogram behind head. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY above and beneath prow of galley left; AN above. SNG Spaer 903; Hoover HGC 586; Hunter 32-34; Sear 6970 var (AP above galley).TextImage
SNGIs 929Seleukos IV Tetradrachm, Ake mint. Diademed head right, serpent behind / Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow, laurel branch and AB monogram in left field, IA below. TextImage
SNGIs 933Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos IV Philopator AR Tetradrachm. Nisibis mint. Diademed head right; wreath behind / Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; AN in exergue. Morkholm, Monnayage 8, Houghton 907. TextImage
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SNGIs 939Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos IV Philopator AR Tetradrachm. Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; monograms in exergue. Houghton 978. TextImage
SNGIs 943Seleucus IV, Philopator. 187-175 BC. AR Drachm. Ecbatana Mint. 16mm, 4.19 g. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo seated left on an omphalos, holding an arrow and resting left hand on bow. ΞAΡ monogram in left field. SNG Spaer 943; Houghton 1198 (this coin); Hoover HGC 582e. TextImage
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SNGIs 945Seleukid Kings. Seleukos IV. 187-175 B.C. AR drachm. Ekbatana. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holdingarrow in right hand, bow in left. TextImage
SNGIs 950Seleukos IV Philopator AR Drachm. Uncertain mint in Northern Medi. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, monogram to outer & inner left. Houghton 1201. TextImage
Sear 6966Seleucid Kingdom of Syria, Seleukos IV (187-175 BC) AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, naked Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow, palm-branch to left, M below. TextImage
Sear 6968Seleukos IV Philopator 187-175 BC. AE unit. Antioch ad Orontem. Laureate head of Apollo right, ME monogram behind. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY to left and right of Apollo standing left, holding arrow and resting left arm on tripod, NB monogram in left field. BMC 22. Type Sear 6968.TextImage
Sear 6970Seleucid Kingdom of Syria, Seleukos IV Philopator (187-175 BC) Serrated AE20. Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, prow of galley left.TextImage
Sear 6971Seleukos IV Philopater. AE Serratus. Head of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder / BAΣIΛIEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Artemis in short chiton standing left, holding spear in left hand, deer at foot left. BMC 27; Sear 6971; SNG Cop 177.TextImage
Sear 6972Seleukos IV Philopator, Seleukid Kingdom. 187-175 BC. AE15 Serrate. 4.36 g. Antioch mint. Veiled and draped bust of Laodike IV right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Head of elephant with raised trunk left, tripod in right field. BMC 31; Hoover HGC 592; SC 1318.4. Type Sear 6972.TextImage
Coins of Seleukos IV Philoptor at Seleukid Empire.org
Entry for Seleucia, Seleukos IV on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Seleucus IV in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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