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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > JD06865
Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VIII Grypus, 121 - 96 B.C., Minted at Ascalon, Israel in 106/105 B.C.
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.

Antiochus VIII was nicknamed Grypus (Hook-Nose). He fought a civil war with his brother that ended with Grypus' murder in 96 B.C. This coin was minted at the southern Judaean coastal city of Ascalon. Ascalon was under Seleukid rule from 200 B.C., after the battle of Panion, until 104/103 B.C., when the city regained autonomy. The mint is identified by the abreviation AΣ, a dove (the sacred bird of Derketo Atargatis, a chief deity of Ascalon) and an apluster (part of the stern-post of a warship, symbolizing the sea).

JD06865. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Spaer 2634 and pl. 167, BMC -, SNG Cop, SNG ANS -, Hendin -, gF/VF, Askalon (Ashqelon, Israel) mint, weight 13.71g, maximum diameter 27.3mm, die axis 40o, 106 - 105 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Antiochus VIII; reverse ANTIOXOY BA[ΣIΛEOΣ], eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm frond behind, on right ZΣ (year 207), on leftAΣ /IEP / AΣY above dove on aplustre, OΠA monogram between legs; rare; SOLD

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