Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus VII Sidetes BCE 138-129

AR Drachm, 3.93 g, 18 mm, 12h. Damascus mint dated COP=SE 176= BCE 137-136

SC 2097, De Clercq 187 (3.97 g according to LeRider/Seyrig in RN 1967), CSE 2, 621 (appears to be same dies, and is same weight). According to one expert on Seleucid coins with whom I spoke, he related that Antiochus VII Damascus drachms are "... rare but not unheard of...but great find for sure!"
There are two examples in the ANS, both apparently misdated SE 175. The examples are:
1944.100.77932 (3.89 g)
1961.179.100 (3.78 g)
O: Diad. Hd of Antiochus VII both diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border
R: [BAΣI]ΛΕΩΣ [A]NTIOXOY in two lines on right, EYEPΓETOY on left, Nike Adv left holding wreath. Date lower right is COP below legend. To left field, ΛΕ above monogram.
Ex: CUd
Acquisition: 2008
Tantalus ID#35536