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Greece/Seleucid; Philip I Philadelphus BCE c. 95/4-perhaps 76/5



AR Tetradrachm, 28 mm, 15.33g., 12h, Unattributed Issue of Northern Syria or Cilicia

SC 2469 (R3) 

O: diademed hd of Philip I r., diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border.

R: Zeus std l., holding Nike and sceptre, laurel wreath border. [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠOY in two lines on the r., ΕΠΙΦAΝΟΥ[Σ Φ]ΙΛΑΔΕΛΦ[OY] in two lines on l.

Primary Control: Δ omicron, inner left

this is likely the second known example. the reference for this is Naville X, 15 June 1925, lot 1550 (15.38 g)

the obs is a die match for the Naville example but the rev dies are different, though this example clarifies the note in SC regarding the possibility of an 'M' control under the throne. What was thought to be an 'M' (as surmised in SC) and resolved here is that the M was in fact a conjunction of the far leg of the throne, the right foot of Zeus tucked under the front of the throne and the drapery coming off his lap, as illustrated below:


Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus VI Dionysus BCE 144-c.142/1



AE 18 mm, 7.5 g, 1h,  probably Apamea mint
  
SC 2015.1g

O: rad & diad hd r, one diadem end waving up behind, the other falling forward over shoulder, dotted border.

R: cantharus and palm branch, to right  [BAΣΙΛ]ΕΩΣ / [AN]TIOXOY below EΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ/[Δ]IONYΣOY

control inner left.

ex: Dan Clark Auction 4 (1984) lot 234

Greece/Seleucid; Cleopatra Thea & Antiochus VIII BCE 125-121



AE 18 mm, 5.77 g, Antioch mint, dated SE 190=BCE 123/2

SC 2263.2h, SNG Spaer 2445.

O: Radiate, diademed hd of Antiochus VIII r., one diadem end waving behind the other falling forward over shoulder (off flan), dotted border.

R: [ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ] ΚΛΕΟΠ[ΑΤΡΑΣ] in two lines on r. ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ in three lines on l., owl standing facing on fallen amphora. IE in the inner right field.

Date in ex on left, ٩Ρ (SE 190)

Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus II Theos BCE 261-246


AE 20 mm 6.63 g., 5h,  Antioch mint


SC 575.1a  WSM 982

O: laur. hd of Apollo r., hair rolled behind, a few wavy locks escaping down neck, dotted border.

R: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ on right  ANTIOXOY on left,  tripod. Anchor r., in ex. 
controls outer right and left placed sideways.

ex: Dan Clark Auction 4 (1984) lot 226

Greece/Cappadocia; Ariobarzanes I BCE 95-63


AR Drachm; 16 mm, 4.05 g, 12h. Yr 29=BCE 67-66

Simonetta 40b