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Ancient coins => Ancient Greece => Topic started by: CameronK on January 30, 2021, 03:43:14 AM

Title: Detail question - Selucid Coin Antiochus VIII
Post by: CameronK on January 30, 2021, 03:43:14 AM
Hello! I’m putting my foot in the water with Greek coins. I’ve had help identifying this as an AE 18 of Antiochus VIII, denomination B.

I found references to to a variety with IE in the legend, which I think I see in this one. My question is what does the IE stand for? Thanks for any advice and resources.
Title: Re: Detail question - Selucid Coin Antiochus VIII
Post by: THCoins on January 30, 2021, 04:39:44 PM
Unfortunately i can not give you an answer specific for this coin type. However in general, these letter combinations on Seleucid coinage seem to be mint control marks. I do not know specific combinations that are coupled to indentified names or mint-officials though.

Anthony
Title: Re: Detail question - Selucid Coin Antiochus VIII
Post by: CameronK on January 30, 2021, 11:42:16 PM
Thanks for the opinion!