GREEK/Seleucid; Antiochos VIII "Philometor" BCE 121-96

 AE 17 mm, 5.45 g, 12h, Antioch mint SE 202/BCE 111-110

SC 2308 (R, 19 known examples)

O: radiate hd of Antiochos r dotted border

R: [Β]AΣIΛE[ΩΣ] /ANTIOX[OY] on right, ΦIΛOMHTOP[OΣ] on l., Eagle stg l., [BΣ] underneath for SE date.

Control on outer left.

This is another example of the rare and elusive PHILOMETOR bronze of Antiochos VIII issued for a short time during SE 202. SC remarks that the epithet is used without irony despite his having killed his mother a decade before.

Petr Vesely has discussed this issue and the previously known examples on his website found http://seleukidtraces.info/information/ni_antiochos_philometor.html.
There were 17 that he was aware of, with this example as illustrated there were 18 and with another that belonged to Tom Kirby being sold at auction recently, that was 19. If any reader is aware of additional unaccounted for examples, please email us at the email noted in the upper left of this page. 

ex: Zurqieh (UAE) 2022