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Seleucid; Antiochus IV Epiphanes BCE 175-164

AR Tetradrachm; 22.5 x 29 mm, 16.88 g, Ake-Ptolemais mint c. BCE 167-164
SC 1476.2d, SNG Spaer 1154
O: diad hd of Antiochus IV r., fillet border, primary control behind head
R: [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ A]NTIOXOY in two lines on r., ΘEO[Y E]ΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ [NI]KHΦOPOY in three lines on l, Zeus enthroned l, resting on sceptre and holding Nike who crowns him.