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ID:     156019
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Antiochus (Son of Seleucus IV)
Date Ruled:     Circa 175-170 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     BC Circa 175-170
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     16.75 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head right
Reverse Description:     BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, Apollo seated left on omphalos, nude but for slight drapery on right thigh, holding three arrows in right hand, left hand resting on bow; tripod to left, HP monogram in exergue
Mint:     Antioch
Primary Reference:     SNG Spaer 956 var. (monogram
Reference2:     same obverse die)
Reference3:     Le Rider, Antioche 1-4 (obv. die A1)
Reference4:     SMA 45; Houghton 93 var. (same; same obverse die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=61144
Grade:     VF, toned
Notes:     Very rare. The young Antiochos was the victim of a power play between Heliodoros, his father's chief minister, and his own uncle, who became Antiochos IV.