Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Antiochus IV (175-164 BC)

Mint

Antioch at Kallirhoe

Province or Region

Seleucid Empire

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

19

Weight

4.92g

Obverse Description

Bust r., radiate, in circle of dots.

Reverse Description

Zeus stands r., holds eagle and sceptre. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΚΑΛΛΙΡΟΗΙ. Monogram on left.

Comments

Later called Edessa. In 168 B.C., Antiochus IV ordered the Jews to worship Greek gods. The Temple in Jerusalem was seized and dedicated to Zeus. The Jews revolted and after three years of fighting, Judah Maccabee defeated the Seleukid army.

Publisher

Pepperdine University Libraries

Digital Collection

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land

Credit Line

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives

Document Type

Article

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