Ancient Coinage of Seleucia, Alexander II Zebinas



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 seated 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, 1300Alexander II Zebinas. AE21. 128-122 BC. Antioch mint. 6.5 g. Radiate head of king right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, shield at her side. YE monogram over corn ear in left field. Babelon Rois, 1300; SNG Spaer 2305; BMC 17 var (monogram over aplustre). Hoover HGC 1163; Houghton SC 2233.TextImage
Babelon Rois, 1309Alexander II Zebinas. AE 22. 128-122 BC. Antioch mint. 7.63 g. Radiate and diademed head of king right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of double cornucopiae filled with fruit, a bunch of grapes hanging over the left, star in lower left field, A-Π across fields. Babelon Rois, 1309; Houghton SC 2237.1b; SNG Spaer 2343-2344; BMC -.TextImage
BMC 2ffSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas. 128-123 BC. Silver Tetradrachm. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike. TextImage
BMC 16Alexander II Zebinas. AE19. 128-122 BC. Antioch mint. 7.13 g. Dated local year 185, 128-127 BC. Diademed head of king right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Dionysos, wearing short chiton and boots, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. (Σ in outer left field, off flan), date EΠΡ downwards in inner left field. BMC 16; Hoover HGC 1161; Houghton SC 2229.5; Mionnet V, 739; Kurth Dionysos 768; Bernhart 364.TextImage
BMC 20Alexander II Zebinas. AE21. 128-122 BC. Antioch mint. 7.1 g. Radiate and diademed head of king right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of double cornucopiae filled with fruit, a bunch of grapes hanging over the left, caduceus in lower left field, A-Π across fields. BMC 20; Babelon Rois, 1306; SNG Spaer 2345.TextImage
BMC 22Alexander II Zebinas. AE 22. 128-122 BC. Antioch mint. 9.43 g. Radiate and diademed head of king right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of double cornucopiae, palm branch in lower left field, A-Π across fields. BMC 22; Babelon Rois, 1304; Hoover HGC 1164; Houghton SC 2237; SNG Spaer 2337.TextImage
BMC 23Alexander II Zebinas. AE21. 128-122 BC. Antioch mint. 7.86 g. Radiate and diademed head of king right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of double cornucopiae filled with fruit, a bunch of grapes hanging over the left, wreath in lower left field, A-Π across fields. BMC 23; Babelon Rois, 1303; SNG Spaer 2339-2340; Houghton SC 2237.1h.TextImage
BMC 24Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas. AE21. 128-122 BC. Antioch mint. 6.5 g. Radiate and diademed head of king right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of double cornucopiae filled with fruit, a bunch of grapes hanging over the left, club in lower left field, A-Π across fields. BMC 24; Babelon Rois, 1307-1308; SNG Spaer 2341-2342; SNG Cop 368; Houghton SC 2237. TextImage
BMC 27Alexander II Zebinas. AE21. 128-122 BC. Antioch mint. 7.82 g. Diademed head of king right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. ΔHΡ monogram over wreath in left field. BMC 27 (this coin); Babelon Rois, 1320; SNG Spaer 2349.TextImage
BMC 31Alexander II Zebinas, Seleukid kingdom, 128-123 BC. AE16. Prow of ship right, the two pilei of the Dioskuri surmounted by stars above / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of tripod lebes, two palm branches and urn in the lebes, A and star to left, Π to right. Hoover 1176; BMC 31; SC 2238e.TextImage
CSE 264Alexander II Zebinas, Seleukid Kingdom, AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike, IΣI monogram in left field, star over A beneath throne. BMC -; SNG Spaer -; Babelon Rois 1280 var (Star over Δ); SNG Spaer 2277 var (ditto). TextImage
CSE 846Alexander II Zebinas, Seleukid Kingdom, AR Tetaradrachm. Struck local year 190 (=123-122 BC). Damascus mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and lotus-tipped sceptre; ΔHΡ monogram in left field, IΔΩ monogram beneath throne, date BR (B retrograde)in ex. Newell 85; Babelon Rois 1277.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 Zebinas. AE18 Serrate. Seleukeia, Syria mint. 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. No monogram or symbol. Mionnet V, 748; SC 2242; Hoover 1166.TextImage
Houghton 298Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; IΣI to left, star and A under throne. SNGIs 2277 var (star and Δ under throne), Newell, SMA 327v. TextImage
Houghton 304Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas AR Drachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram above Σ at outer left. SNG Spaer 2291; SMA 337. TextImage
Houghton 853Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas AR Tetradrachm. Uncertain mint in northern Syria or Cilicia. Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; two monograms to outer left. TextImage
SC 2230, BAlexander 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 BΠΡ in left field. SC 2230; Houghton 300; Sear 7132.TextImage
SC 2230, EAlexander II Zebinas, Seleukid Kingdom, 128-123 BC. Antioch ad Orontem mint. AE15, 3.24 g. Dated Seleukid era 185 (128-127 BC). Winged bust of Eros right, wreathed in myrtle. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of anchor, date CΠΡ in left field. SC 2230; Hoover HGC 1171; Houghton 300; Sear type 7132.TextImage
SC 2239bAlexander II Zebinas, Seleukid kingdom, AE19, 6.33 g. 128-123 BC. Seleukeia, Syria mint. Laureate head of Zeus right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKHΦOΡOΣ in four lines above and beneath thunderbolt. N in left field, all within laurel wreath. SC 2239b; Hoover HGC 1165; Houghton 413; Babelon Rois 886 ("Alexander I Bala").TextImage
SC 2242
palm
Alexander II Zebinas AE17 serrate. 128-123 BC. 4.54 g. Seleukeia, Syria mint. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Tyche, winged, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. OΓΔ monogramm above palm branch in left field. Hoover HGC 1166; SC 2242.TextImage
SC 2242
pileus
Alexander II Zebinas AE21 serrate. 128-123 BC. 8.45 g. Seleukeia, Syria mint. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Tyche, winged, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. OΓΔ monogramm above pileus with star in left field. Hoover HGC 1166; SC 2242.TextImage
SC 2243aAlexander II Zebinas, Seleukid kingdom, AE16 serrate, 3.07 g. 128-123 BC. Elephant's head right. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left of eagle standing left, wings spread. ΓΔ monogram above club in left field. SC 2243a; Hoover HGC 1178.TextImage
SNG Cop 373Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas AE18 serrate. 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 and cornucopimonogram above Σ, Δ-over-M monogram to left. Lindgren III 1111. Text
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SNG Is 2280Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY to right and left, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; IΣI to left, star and monogram under throne. TextImage
SNG Is 2292Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II AR Tetradrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, lotus-tipped sceptre in left; monogram to left, Σ under throne. Newell, SMA 353. TextImage
SNG Is. 2309Alexander II Zabinas, Seleukid Kingdom. AE16. 128-122 BC. Antioch ad Orontem mint. 3.13 g. Head of king right, wearing elephant-skin headdress. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, aphlaston, RE monogram above grain ear in inner left field. SNG Is. 2309; SC 2234.1c; Hoover HGC 1173; (type BMC 11).TextImage
SNG Is 2336Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebinas AE20. Radiate head right / double cornucopiae. TextImage
SNG Is 2341Seleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zebina AE21. Antioch mint, 128-123 BC. Radiate head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, double cornucopiae, A-Π 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 seated left, holding Nike. TextImage
Note:For clarification: SNG Is(rael) and SNG Spaer are the same catalog.
Babelon's work "Les Rois de Syrie" is an excellent reference work
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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