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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > GY91906
Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos IV Philopater, 187 - 175 B.C.
Antiochus IV seized the Temple in Jerusalem and dedicated it to Zeus. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in 165 B.C. after Judah Maccabee defeated the Seleukid army. There was only enough oil to fuel the eternal flame for one day. Miraculously, it burned for eight days, enough time to prepare fresh oil.
GY91906. Bronze serrated AE 19, cf. Houghton-Lorber I 1316.3, SNG Spaer 896, SGCV II 6970, HGC 9 586, F, dark brown patina, light earthen deposits, scratches, some porosity, a couple of pits, reverse die breaks, central cavities, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 7.865g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 45o, 187 - 175 B.C.; obverse bust of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath, thyrsus over far shoulder, A/B monogram behind; reverse galley prow left, AB above galley left of railing, secondary reverse control symbol above railing obscure, BAΣIΛEΩΣ above, ΣEΛEYKOY below; $44.00


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