Check out this Ancient Seleukos Nikator coin..

Seleukos embarked on an expansion of his kingdom throughout the Iranian east as far as India, but his advance was eventually halted by Chandragupta Maurya.

By: Thecoinspro.com - Created: March 18, 2020
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This Tetradrachm coin is of the Greek ruler Seleukos I Nikator, in the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon.

Seleukos was one of the Diadochi (the rival generals, relatives, and friends of Alexander the Great who fought for control over his empire after his death).

He embarked on an expansion of his kingdom throughout the Iranian east (the upper satrapies) as far as India, but his advance was eventually halted by Chandragupta (called Sandrocottus or Androcottus in Greek and Latin sources), the founder of the Mauryan empire of India.

About 305 B.C. he met Chandragupta in battle, and seems to have suffered the worst of the engagement, for not only did he fail in his attempt to recover Alexander’s Indian provinces, but he was compelled to yield parts of what is now Pakistan & Afghanistan to Chandragupta, receiving in exchange only 500 elephants.

The coin above has a Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated, holding sceptre; BAΣIΛEΩΣ below, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, monogram in wreath in left field, H below throne. Minted in Babylon.

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