Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Tetradrachm: Head of Antiochos VIII (obverse); Zeus Ouranios (reverse)

Tetradrachm: Head of Antiochos VIII (obverse); Zeus Ouranios (reverse)

112–110 BC

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Diameter: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Weight: 16.394 g (0.58 oz.)

Die axis: 11

Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.974


Did you know?

The coins of Antiochos VIII are distinguished by his extremely hooked nose and pudgy face.


Like his ancestors before him, Antiochos VIII emulates the style of Alexander III (the Great) on this coin, preferring wild, curly hair, a simple diadem, and clean-shaven face. On the reverse Zeus Ouranios gives his divine approval, standing with a scepter and bright star that shines above two mint marks in a very crowded field.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
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Gift of J. H. Wade

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