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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Antiochus VII Eurgetes (138-124 BC)

Mint

Antioch on Orontes

Province or Region

Seleucid Empire

Date

138/137 BC

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

15

Weight

3.47g

Obverse Description

Head of Lion, r.

Reverse Description

Club. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY Monogram left field. Date: EOP (Year 175=138/137 BC)

Comments

He defeated the usurper Tryphon at Dora and laid siege to Jerusalem in 134. King John Hyrcanus opened King David's sepulcher and removed three thousand talents, which he then paid Antiochus to spare the city.

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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