Serrate Æ22 - Antiochos VI Dionysos Antioch

Features

Issuer Seleucid Empire (Greece (ancient))
King Antiochos VI Dionysos (145 BC - 140 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 144 BC - 142 BC
Value Unknown Æ
Currency Drachm
Composition Bronze
Weight 8 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 300912
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References SC2# 2006
Arthur Houghton, Catherine Lorber, Oliver D. Hoover; 2008. Seleucid Coins, a Comprehensive Guide / Part 2. Seleucus IV Through Antiochus XIII. American Numismatic Society, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

Obverse

Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI to right.

Reverse

Elephant walking left, holding torch in trunk; to right, ΣΤA above symbol (star, cornucopia, palm branch or thunderbolt).

Script: Greek

Lettering:
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ
ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ
ΣΤA

Translation: "King Antiochos Epiphanes Dionysos".

Edge

Serrate

Mint

Antioch on the Orontes, Syria, modern-day Antakya, Turkey

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (144 BC - 142 BC)  Cornucopia
ND (144 BC - 142 BC)  Palm branch
ND (144 BC - 142 BC)  Star
ND (144 BC - 142 BC)  Thunderbolt

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