33 Antiochus X, Tarsus

SCADS33 Antiochus X SC 2426A

ANTIOCHUS X EUSEBES

TARSUS

Silver drachm, Tarsian Sandan type

Pecunem 23, 5 Oct 2014, 484

SC 2426A

Obv.: Diademed head of Antiochus X r., diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border.

Rev.:  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ on r., ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ on l., Sandan standing r., holding double-headed axe in l. hand and flower in r. on back of horned lion-griffin r.

Outer right controls (above and below)
Outer right controls
(above and below)

Reference: San Rafael, California, MNL collection, ex Pecunem 23, 5 October 2014, lot 484.

This is the first coin known for the king at Tarsus. It is especially notable for its use of a pi-control similar to that previously employed by Antiochus IX and Seleucus VI at the city. It is overstruck on a host coin that had this same control, but apparently a different legend. It seems likely that the host is either an unrecorded variety of Antiochus IX drachm or an entirely unknown drachm of Seleucus VI.

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