17 Commagenian Imitations of Demetrius I, Antioch, Commagene

SCADS51 Commagenian Imitation of Demetrius I SC 1768.1Corr.

COMMAGENIAN IMITATIONSOF ANTIOCH DRACHMS OF DEMETRIUS I

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SC 1768.1 Corr.

Obv.: Diademed head of Demetrius I r., diadem ends falling straight behind, dotted border.

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r., ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ in two lines on l., cornucopia oriented to l.

Date (inner r., below): ΔΕΡ (sic) (S.E. 164 = 149/8 B.C.)

The discovery of a fake drachm muling the obverse die of SC 1768.1 with a reverse die imitating the helmet type of Tryphon in 2014 makes it clear that neither coin is authentic. SC 1768.1 should be stricken from the catalogue while the other Commagenian imitations should be treated with caution.

Tryphon drachm forgery

Tryphon drachm forgery

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