A FIVE COIN COLLECTION OF ANTIOCHUS VI-IX

A FIVE COIN COLLECTION OF ANTIOCHUS VI-IX


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Antiochus VI

145-142 BCE

Obverse: Radiate head of Antiochus VI facing right.

Reverse: Elephant walking left. BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EPIFANOUS DIONUSOU.

Weight: 8.51 g; 20.5 mm

SC 2006

Antiochus VII

Antioch Mint; 138-129 BCE

Obverse: Eros facing right.

Reverse: Headdress of Isis. Uncertain date below, control mark to left. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ.

Weight: 6.2 g; Diameter: 18 mm

SNG Spear

Antiochus IX

Antioch Mint, 114-95 BCE

Obverse: Diademed bust of Antiochus facing right.

Reverse: BASILEOS ANTIOCOU FILOPATOROS around winged thunderbolt.

Weight: 5.98; Diameter: 18.2 mm

Hoover, 1248

Antiochus VIII

Antioch Mint, 121/120 BCE

Obverse: Diademed and radiate bust of Antiochus facing right.

Reverse: Eagle, facing left. BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EPIFANOU. IE in left field.

Weight: 5.75 g; Diameter: 18.8 mm

SGCV 7154 var

Antiochus VII

Gaza Mint; 138-129 BCE

Obverse: Helemeted head of Athena facing right.

Reverse: Owl facing. BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EUERGETOU.

Weight: 2.95 g; Diameter: 16.4 mm

SNGIs, 2117

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All of the kings represented here are significant in their own right and played a role, for better or for worse, in the history of the Seleucid Empire. They appear together in this collection through their connection to Cleopatra Thea, a Ptolemy, who was mother to all but Antiochus VII. Antiochus VII, married her in 137 BCE and was the father of Antiochus IX. Through her various marriages and children, Cleopatra Thea was able to maintain a large amount of control over the empire, whether officially or unofficially, until her death at the hands of Antiochus VIII in 121 BCE.