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« on: September 02, 2019, 03:18:19 am »

Good day all ,

wondering which description is more correct to this coin. help please

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IX Philopator (Kyzikenos). 114-95 BC. Æ 18mm (5.81 g, 12h). Antioch mint, first reign, dated SE 199 (114/3 BC). Diademed head right / Winged thunderbolt; to outer left, monogram above aplustre; date to inner left. SNG Spaer 2681 var. (symbol); Houghton 332 , gVF, dark green patina with light earthen encrustation.

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SELEUCID EMPIRE.Antiochus IX Cyzicenus 1st reign circa 114-112 BC.AE.( 5.66g, 20mm, 2h )
 
Diademed and bearded bust right of Antiochus IX.
Reverse.(ΒΑ)ΣΙΛΕΩΣ / (Α)ΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, winged thunderbolt, outer left field monogram and cornucopiae, inner left field regnal year Θ9P? ( =year 199 = 113/2 BC.)
Ref:SNG Spaer 2681-2682.

thanks in advance,
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 11:40:58 am »

In my eyes the symbol on the reverse is neither an aplustre nor a cornucopiae but a grain ear or a palm:
http://numismatics.org/collection/1944.100.76837
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1086639
http://numismatics.org/collection/1944.100.76836

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Altamura
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