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ID:     778320
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Antiochus XIII Philadelphus (Asiaticus)
Date Ruled:     First or Second reign, 69/8-67 and 65/4 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     BC First or Second reign, 69/8-67 and 65/4
Diameter:     30 mm
Weight:     15.56 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head right
Reverse Description:     Zeus Nikephoros seated left; monogram to inner left, P below throne; all within wreath
Mint:     Antioch
Primary Reference:     SNG Spaer 2919 var. (same obverse die
Reference2:     no P on reverse)
Reference3:     SMA 461
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=94594
Grade:     VF, toned
Notes:     Well struck for issue From the Richard Winokur Collection.Antiochos XIII was the last of the great line of Seleukid kings. He spent his youth in Asia and Rome, and following the withdrawal of Tigranes II from Syria the Romans placed him on the Seleukid throne. His reign was very turbulent, and in 64 BC he was ousted by Pompey and Syria was annexed as a Roman province.