Author Topic: Seleukid Empire: Antiochos VI Dionysos (144-142 BCE) Æ Serrate (SC 2006)  (Read 186 times)

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Offline Quant.Geek

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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos VI Dionysos (144-142 BCE) Æ Serrate, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 2006; HGC 9, 1043)

Obv: Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI right
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛNTIOXOY in two lines above, EΠIΦANOYΣ ΔIONYΣOY in two lines below; Elephant advancing left, holding torch in trunk; to right, ΣTA above cornucopia

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Nice ! This is the sort of coin i would tend to show to non-coin collectors when they ask me what a nice but still affordable ancient coin looks like.
Intrigueing bottle-cap shape, greak classic feel, great desert patina and a cute elephant to top things of !
And, usually offers the opportunity to tell something about the post-Alexander the Great period also.