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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus, 144 - 142 or 141 B.C.
Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus, 144 - 142 or 141 B.C., SH25884. Silver drachm, SNG Cop 294, SNG Spaer 1760 var, Mint State, Antioch mint, weight 4.232g, maximum diameter 17.9mm, die axis 45o, 144 - 143 B.C.; obverse diademed radiate head of Antiochus VI right; reverse BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EPIFANOUS DIONUSOU, Apollo seated left on omphalos, nude, arrow in right, resting left on bow, monogram between legs, QXR (year 169) STA (magistrate) in ex

Antiochus VI was the son of Alexander Balas and Cleopatra Thea and daughter of Ptolemy VI of Egypt. He was nominated in 145 BC by the general Diodotus Tryphon in opposition to Demetrius II. He did not actually rule and served only as the general's pawn. In 142 BC, Diodotus deposed and succeeded him.
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Lloyd T  [May 21, 2011 at 11:34 PM]
Superb condition. Beautifully detailed and well centered preserving all key design elements. Certainly the best I have seen of the type.
4to2CentBCphilia  [May 22, 2011 at 12:06 AM]
that is a great reverse. very nice facial features on Apollo
Noah  [Jun 30, 2011 at 01:23 AM]
super chiseled and realistic portrait + fabulous reverse = BOT coin!!
Randygeki(h2)  [Jan 25, 2012 at 06:29 PM]
beautiful
Jason T  [Apr 07, 2012 at 12:36 AM]
I recently bought this coin. More stunning in person with the help of the loupe.