Greece; Seleucid Dynasty; Antiochus IV BCE 175-164
AE 21 mm, 8.6 g, Antioch mint.
BMC 48, CSE 123
O: radiate hd of king r.
R: eagle stg. r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ ANTIOXOY /ΘΕΟΥ /EΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ
cf. I Maccabbees 1:16-19
16 When Antiochus saw that his kingdom was established, he determined to become king of the land of Egypt, in order that he might reign over both kingdoms. 17So he invaded Egypt with a strong force, with chariots and elephants and cavalry and with a large fleet. 18He engaged King Ptolemy of Egypt in battle, and Ptolemy turned and fled before him, and many were wounded and fell. 19They captured the fortified cities in the land of Egypt, and he plundered the land of Egypt.