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Seleukid Empire, Antiochos IV Epiphanes

Seleukid Empire, Antiochos IV Epiphanes

Antiochus IV Epiphanes Tetradrachm

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.98 g, 11h). Tarsos (Antioch on the Kydnos) mint. Struck 173/68-164 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand and holding bow in his left; to outer left, monogram above wing; monogram to outer right, club in exergue. SC 1377.2a (this coin referenced); HGC 9, 615c.

Thank you Bradley Bowlin The Medicus Collection.

“Antiochus, the brother of Seleucus Philopator, was in Athens when the news of the coup d’état in Syria reached him. He had betaken himself thither on being set at liberty, and had not only become an Athenian citizen, but had even been elected to the chief magistracy. Then whilst playing at being the successor of Pericles the prospect suddenly opened before him of being the successor of Seleucus Nicator. It was not from Syria only, but from Pergamum that the call came to him.”“(1)

(1) Edwin Robert Bevan. The House of Seleucus