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ID:     76000804
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SELEUCID KINGDOM
Issuer:     Philip I Philadelphus
Date Ruled:     Circa 95/4-76/5 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     BC Posthumous issue, circa 69-57
Weight:     15.23 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head right
Reverse Description:     Zeus Nikephoros seated left; PA monogram to inner left, monogram below throne, H exergue; all within wreath
Mint:     Antioch
Primary Reference:     SNG Spaer -
Reference2:     SMA 452
Reference3:     Babelon 1561
Reference4:     Lanz 44, 284 (same obv. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=108479
Grade:     VF, toned, light porosity, short flan crack, die shift
Notes:     Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 804 Very rare. According to the forthcoming publication of SC II, this issue belongs to a rare series of coins imitating the types of Philip I that were struck before the Roman administration of Gabininus. While their weight standard is lower than the lifetime issues of Philip, they are in line with the standard of Antiochos XIII, and much heavier than the Roman issues (see Butcher, p. 198). While the hoard evidence indicates they were struck circa 69-57 BC, the circumstances of their issue are as yet unknown.