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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Antiochus IV (175-164 BC)

Mint

Jerusalem?

Province or Region

Seleucid Empire

Date

167-164 BC

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

14

Weight

2.16g

Obverse Description

Head of Antiochus IV, r. radiate. Monogram A above X.

Reverse Description

Diety sits l.; Nike in r.; bird at feet. Below M. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΤΙΟΧΟΥ

Comments

Mint uncertain. 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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