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ID:     197350
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Antiochus VII Euergetes (Sidetes)
Date Ruled:     138-129 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE12
Date Struck:     BC 138-129
Diameter:     12 mm
Weight:     0.98 g
Die Axis:     2 h
Obverse Description:     Crested Macedonian helmet with earflaps right
Reverse Description:     BASILEWS ANTIOC[OU], aplustre
Mint:     Askalon
Primary Reference:     SNG Spaer 2100 (same dies)
Reference2:     A.B. Brett, "The Mint of Ascalon under the Seleucids," ANSMN IV (1950), 10
Reference3:     Houghton 818 (same obverse die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=56000
Grade:     VF, black patina with light earthen encrustation, small die break on obverse
Notes:     Choice strike and flan.