A FIVE COIN COLLECTION OF ANTIOCHUS VI-IX
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Obverse: Radiate head of Antiochus VI facing right.
Reverse: Elephant walking left. BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EPIFANOUS DIONUSOU.
Weight: 8.51 g; 20.5 mm
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
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
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
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
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.