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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Antiochus VIII Grypus (125-96 BC)

Mint

Antioch on Orontes

Province or Region

Seleucid Empire

Date

c. 121-110 BC

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

18

Weight

3.75g

Obverse Description

Head of Antiochus r., diademed and radiate.

Reverse Description

Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, scepter behind . ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΣΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Date off flan.)

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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