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Seleucus III Keraunos

Coin of the Seleucid king Seleucus III Keraunos or Soter.
Seleucus III Keraunos
Seleucus III Keraunos ('thunderbolt'): name of a Seleucid king, ruled from 225 to 222.

Successor of: Seleucus II Callinicus


Main deeds:
  • Born in 243; his real name is Alexander
  • December 225: Succeeds his father
  • Tries to recover those parts of Asia Minor that were lost by his father Seleucus II Callinicus and his uncle Antiochus Hierax to king Attalus I Soter of Pergamon; mixed successes.
  • April-June 222: poisoned by a court conspiracy in the second year of his reign
  • Succeeded by his brother Antiochus III the Great
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