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Issued at the Antioch mint, during the reign of Seleucid king Antiochos VIII Grypos (“Hook-nose”). The obverse with a bold portrait of the diademed Antiochos. The reverse with Zeus enthroned, holding a sceptre and an eagle. The inscription reads:
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
"Of King Antiochos, a god Manifest”.
A deeply toned, medallic piece with a portrait of the very best style, delightfully whimsical in its depiction of Antiochos and his nose, so often remarked by his contemporaries and which owed him his nickname.
Weight: 16.40 g
Diameter: 29.20 mm
Gadoury auction, Monaco, 3 October 1982, lot 379.
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