30 Antiochus VIII, EY Mint, Uncertain Cilicia

SCADS46 Antiochus VIII



Silver tetradrachm, standing Athena Nicephorus type

CNG E Sale 236, 7 Jul 2010, 200

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

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ in two lines on r., ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ on l., Athena standing l., holding Nike in extended r. and resting l. on shield, spear behind.

Controls (outer l.) : ΕΥ above ΤΙ.

Reference: Tupelo, MS, B. Bowlin collection, ex CNG EAuction 236, 7 July 2010, lot 200.

The coin is of apparently barbarous style, but the controls are credible and follow the convention of other Cilician mints. The obverse die has been extensively recut.


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