Greece/Seleucid; Demetrius II Nikator, Second Reign BCE 129-125

AE 18 mm, 2.97g., 12h, Tyre mint, SE 184=BCE 129/8

SC 2199.1, Newell Tyre 183, HSC 1142 (R2)

O: diad., draped bust r, beardless, dotted border.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ  ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ in two lines above, Phoenician "L'Tsur" in ex., ship's ram l., dotted border, Date in ex on l., ΔΠΡ,  Mint mark monogram of TYP above ram and IEP AΣ, Symbol behind ram Palm Branch.

Ex: Amphora (David Hendin) via Forum. Likely found in Israel.


Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysos BCE 144-142/1


AE 18 mm, 7.59 g, 11h, perhaps Chalcis by Belus mint BCE 144

SC 2017b, HSC 1049 (R2)

O: rad and diad., hd r. diad ends waving up behind behind, dotted border.

R: BAΣIΛΕΩΣ/ ANTIOXOY in two lines on the r.,  EΠΙΦANOYΣ/ ΔIONYΣOY in two lines on the l., cantharus.

Symbol (inner r.) Palm branch
Control in ex: AP

(coin is much nicer in hand than depicted in photo. The actual patina is greenish black)


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

AE 22 mm, 9.06 g., Tarsus mint First Reign BCE 114/3-c. 112

SC 2352c, HSC 1246 (S-R1)

O: diad. Hd of king with short, curly beard, diad ends falling straight behind, dotted border.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY in two lines on r., ΦΙΛΟΠATPOPOΣ on l., Dionysus stg l., holding cantharus and thyrsus.

Primary control: (outer left above) E
Secondary control: (outer left below)  Pi with serif and semi-circle over it.


Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus VII Sidetes BCE 138-129

AE 10 mm, 1.36 g, Antioch mint

SC 2069, HSC 1106 (R1)

O: Ships ram left.

R: [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ] ANTIOXOY, Pilei surmounted by stars.


Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus III BCE 223-187

AE 23 mm, 11.37 g, 12h, Ecbatana mint, c. BCE 205

SC 1265, SNG Spaer 799v,  ESM 619, HSC 484 (R2)

O: diad., hd r. often of crude style with incipient baldness at temple, dotted border.  North to south die shift.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above  ANTIOXOY below, horse grazing l., controls on left and right.

Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus IV Epiphanes BCE 175-164

AE 21 mm, 4.84 g, 12h, Beirut mint, c. BCE 168-164

SC 1449.4, SNG Spaer 1077, HSC 664 (R2)

O: rad., diad., hd r. one diad end flying up behind and the other falling forward over shoulder, dotted border. Obv. Control behind hd CI

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY curving on r., in Phoenician script curving to left “Of Laodicea, mother (i.e. metropolis) in Canaan”. Ba’al Berit (Poseidon) stg facing holding phiale and trident, dotted border. Rev. mintmark ΛA to l., and Phi with O above to right.