Greek/Seleucid; Antiochus VII Sidetes BCE 138-129

AR Drachm, 18 mm, 3.97 g, Uncertain Mint 103, probably in Syria (though the celator for the reverse die appears to have a relationship of some sort with Cilicia and Antioch proper due to similarities noted in other coins from those locations).

SC 2082.2 variety, SNG Spaer 1991 variety, CSE 2.609 (obs die match with this example), HSC 1080e (R3) variety. Unpublished. Upper control is clearly different from published examples. 

O: diad. Hd of king r.

R: Nike adv. L holding wreath and palm branch. Control marks on outer left. [BA]ΣIΛΕΩΣ [A]NTIOXOY in two lines on right, [E]YE-PΓETOY on left

ex: HJ Berk stock

This is an example of the same coin from the same dies that was recently offered at auction by Roma Numismatics Ltd, E-Sale 5, lot 447 (8 Feb 2014) estimate was 30 GBP and it realized 110 GBP. 3.79 g, 18mm, 12h. This example was misidentified in the auction description.


Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus III BCE 223-187

AE 22 mm, (4mm thick) 13.38 g, 12h, Soli mint, BCE 197-187
SC 1024.1,  HSC 465 (R2)

O: Hd of Apollo r, hair rolled around face, krobylos behind, two long spiral curls falling forward over shldr, dotted border.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r. ANTIOXOY on l., Athena enthroned l, holding Nike and resting l elbow on shield, dotted border.

no controls.

Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus I Soter BCE 280-261

AE 15 mm, 3.46g, 9h, Seleucia on the Tigris mint, c. BCE 270-267 per Newell
SC 386c, Suse 248, HSC 176 (R1), ESM 156 var.

O: laur hd of Apollo r with short curly hair dotted border.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r. ANTIOXOY on l., Athena Promachos advancing r., brandishing spear and shield, dotted border. Contols inner left and outer right.

Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus IX Philopator (Cyzicenus) BCE 114/3-95

AE 17 x 18 mm, 4.12 g, 12h,Tarsus (“civic”) mint, BCE 114/3-112

CSE 501 var, SC 2353.1 var, SNG Spaer 2729 var, CSE 2, 762 var

O: diademed hd of Antiochus IX r, with short, curly beard, diadem ends falling straight behind, dotted border.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY in two lines on r., ΦΙΛΟΠATPOPOΣ on l., Athena advancing r., spear on shoulder, holding shield. Control E in inner l., field.