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Gold Stater of Antiochos I Soter
Gold Stater of Antiochos I Soter
Gold Stater of Antiochos I Soter
Gold Stater of Antiochos I Soter

Gold Stater of Antiochos I Soter

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• Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
• 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

This shirt is so soft that your friends will want some of that coinage.

  • Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
  • 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
  • Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

Antiochus I Soter was a king of the Seleucid empire. He reigned from 281 BC until his death on 261 BC. He was the last known ruler to be associated with the ancient Mesopotamian title King of the Universe.

Just like other emperors during that period, one of the things Antiochus I Soter has done is to place his image in the coins that are minted to impose his power. Before his ascent to power, minted coins bear the image of Alexander the Great. He was the first Seleucid king to mint coins with his image on them.

One of the coins that were created has a horned horse head at the reverse side. This has been used extensively by Antiochus I Soter as a personal symbol of Seleukos I, and a reference to Alexander’s favorite warhorse Bukephalas. 

Apart from the mythical Pegasus, Bukephalas was the most celebrated horse of antiquity. The use of bulls’ horns comes to represent royalty and divinity, a custom perhaps derived from ancient near-eastern religious motifs. 

Check out this video to geek out on Seleucid Empire coinage. You can also know more about Antiochus in this 22-minute audio lecture

Launched on: April 20, 2020