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    - ID: 145

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 1997-11-26

    SYRIA.
    Antiochus IV, 175-164 B.C.

    AR-Tetradrachm.
    Av.: Diademed head of Antiochus IV to r.
    Rv.: Zeus Nikephoros enthroned to l., holding scepter.
    17,34 g.

    BoC: 18/1, 1993, p.30.

    FAKE – Clearly a product of the mint to which we owe the false Seleucid coins published in Bulletin 5 1/2, 1980, pp. 3-5. The portrait of this counterfeit is unusual, as if the modern die-cutter had hesitated between the likeness of Antiochus IV and Antiochus V.