13 Antiochus IV, 14 Antiochus V, Antioch on the Persian Gulf

SCADS67 Antiochus V SC 1584Ad

ANTIOCHUS V

“ANTIOCH ON THE PERSIAN GULF”

Silver tetradrachm, Apollo on omphalos type

Najaf obverse

SC 1584Ad

Obv.: Diademed head of young king r., fillet border.

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

Outer left (a) and outer right (b) controls
Outer left (a) and outer right (b) controls

 

Reference: Copenhagen, M. Andersen collection, ex Najaf, 4 October 2012.

It remains questionable whether SC 1584 and this coin belong to Antiochus V. Antiochus IV may be the more likely possibility.

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