20110624

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 Unpublished.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.



This example is presently on offer from CNG EA 475 (closing 26 August 2020). This is lot #411.
It is from the same mint as the preceding two examples but is also from a set of different dies from the examples noted above. In the preceding two examples the second E of EYEPΓETOY is above Nike's forearm, though in this example it is below. This example is 17 mm, 3.91 g 12h.