Seleucid Tetradrachm of King Antiochus VIII Grypos - 121 BC - EX GADOURY 1982

Ancient Coins - Seleucid Tetradrachm of King Antiochus VIII Grypos - 121 BC - EX GADOURY 1982
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A fine portrait coin minted under the Seleucid King Antiochos VIII Epiphanes, (Grypos) "The Illustrious, (Hook nose)". Issued at the Antioch mint, during Antioch's fourth reign, circa 108 - 96 BC.


The obverse with a bold portrait of Antiochus, shown with curly hair and diadem.


The reverse with Zeus enthroned, holding sceptre and eagle. The inscription reading:


ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ


"Of King Antiochus"


PE monogram above A in left field.


A deeply toned, medallic piece with a portrait of the very best style.



Weight: 16.40 g


Diameter: 29.20 mm


Provenance:


Gadoury auction, Monaco, 3rd October 1982, lot 379.

Ancient Coins - Seleucid Tetradrachm of King Antiochus VIII Grypos - 121 BC - EX GADOURY 1982
Price SKU: 42050
US$ 995.00
  • € 870.90
  • £ 785.94
  • AUD 1,379.68
  • CHF 983.68
  • CAD 1,325.33

Rates for: 12/11/18

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