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Offline CameronK

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Detail question - Selucid Coin Antiochus VIII
« 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.
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Re: Detail question - Selucid Coin Antiochus VIII
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Detail question - Selucid Coin Antiochus VIII
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2021, 11:42:16 PM »
Thanks for the opinion!
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