10 Antiochus III, Uncertain Mint 67

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ANTIOCHUS III

UNCERTAIN MINT 67, IN NORTHERN MESOPOTAMIA, PERHAPS CARRHAE

Silver tetradrachm, Apollo on omphalos type

Pecunem 21, 7 Sep 2014,316, SC  1117.3

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Obv.: Dademed head of Antiochus r. (Type Ai), with youthful features, long sideburn, and hair in bangs over forehead, diadem ends falling in gentle waves, dotted border.

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r., ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ on l., Apollo slight drapery on thigh, seated l. on omphalos, testing arrow and resting l. hand on grounded bow.

Outer left control (a) possibly recut over earlier control (b)
Outer left control (a) possibly recut over earlier control (b)

Reference: Private collection, California, ex Pecunem 21, 7 September 2014, lot 316.

Obverse die links with SC 1117.1-3. If the reading of the recut control is correct, it would validate Newell’s original association of Seleucid Coins‘ Uncertain Mint 67 issues with Susa.

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