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Kingdom of Commagene, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 38 - 72 A.D.
Commagene was located in modern south-central Turkey, with its capital at Samosata (the site is now flooded by the AtatŁrk Dam). Antiochus IV was an ally of Rome against Parthia and the last royal descendant of Seleucus. He ruled with his half-sister and queen Iotape. He was deprived of his kingdom after accusations that he was conspiring against Rome. He retired to Rome where he was treated with great respect for the remainder of his life.
GB89157. Bronze AE 27, RPC I 3857; Nercessian AC 200; BMC Galatia pg. 106, 7; Lindgren-Kovacs 1882, F, dark patina, corrosion, tight flan, straight edges, Samosata (site now flooded by the AtatŁrk Dam) mint, weight 15.527g, maximum diameter 26.6mm, die axis 0o
, 38 - 72 A.D.; obverse BACIΛEYΣ AΣ ANTIOXOΣ, diademed beardless bust of Antiochos IV right; reverse KOMMA-ΓHNON, scorpion and inscription within linear inner border, surrounded by laurel-wreath and dot border; $100.00
Catalog current as of Monday, August 19, 2019.
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