13 Antiochus IV, Seleucia on the Pyramus (Mopsus)

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ANTIOCHUS IV

SELEUCIA ON THE PYRAMUS (MOPSUS)

Quasi-municipal bronze coinage

Antiochus IV/tripod

Variety a
Variety a
Variety b
Variety b

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Denomination D

Obv.: Diademed head of Antiochus IV r., dotted border.

Rev. Tripod, dotted border.

Variety a left (a) and right (b) controls
Variety a left (a) and right (b) controls
Variety b left control
Variety b left control

Reference: a) San Rafael, California, MNL collection, ex Rauch 94, 9 April 2014; b) Copenhagen, M. Andersen collection, ex Doug Spangler ebay, 8 February 2014.

Unlike the issues carried in Seleucid Coins and SCADS70b, the portrait of SCADS70a is identifiable as that of Antiochus IV. SCADS70a shares its obverse die with the anepigraphic SCADS 71.

The same types continued in use into the first century B.C., when Mopsus struck autonomous coins with a Seleucid portrait (apparently not Antiochus IV) and a tripod.

Autonomous bronze coin of Mopsus, first century B.C. SNG Levante 1306. Gorny & Mosch 212, 5 March 2013, lot 2495.

Autonomous bronze coin of Mopsus, first century B.C. SNG Levante 1306. Gorny & Mosch 212, 5 March 2013, lot 2495.

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