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« on: February 02, 2008, 11:58:34 am »

Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochos ?, ? BC.,
Æ 23 (22-24 mm / 13,06 g),
Obv.: diademed head of Antiochos right.
Rev.: [BA]ΣIΛEΩΣ / [AN]TI-oXoY , naked Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding transverse arrow and leaning left hand on bow behind.
Ref. ?

Antiochos III ?

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 11:56:51 pm »

as the control marks at the left edge of the reverse are obliterated it's going to be hard to nail this one down specifically but it bears a more than passing resemblance to some entries in SNGIsrael (Spaer) of Antiochos III.  #561-2 from Antioch and/or #786-91 from Ecbatana.

perhaps the find location of this coin can be determined which would help distinguish the type given that the identifying marks that would pin it down better are apparently corroded and pitted away.

suffice it to say there are a whole slew of Antiochos III bronzes of similar size and weight with these basic design features.  don't feel bad thought - several of the pieces in Spaer attributed to Ecbatana have the control marks worn away.  probably worth a look at Spaer or CSE or SC (v1) if you want to really nail it by comparing detailed portrait style, etc. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 02:44:47 am »

As most of the accompanying material came from Asia minor i would say Antiochia.
But the portrait looks more like Antiochos IV.

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 01:39:41 pm »

You can view a number of Antiochos IV bronze types here, including several Antioch pieces:

http://www.megagem.com/ancient/seleukid.html

If you do get a reference for this coin that associates it with Antiochos IV please let us know.  I doubt it is Antiochos IV but it does closely resemble several Antiochos III pieces in Spaer.  Imho, this portrait isn't at all like Antiochos IV.

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