Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Antiochus VIII Grypus (125-96 BC)

Mint

Damascus?

Province or Region

Seleucid Empire

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

16

Weight

4.68g

Obverse Description

Head of Antiochus r., diademed.

Reverse Description

Zeus, crescent above head, stands left, star in right, long vertical scepter in left, H outer left . ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΣΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ

Comments

Poisoned his mother in 121 BC. Civil war followed with his brother Antiochus IX Cyzicenus. Murdered in 96 BC.

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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