2 1/2 years ago I posted a question about sideburns and this month someone (actually CNG) addressed the very question I asked. It appears that this ruler has 2, and now 3 types of sideburns. My original post Are these Elvis chops? questioned if there really was a 3rd type of hair style for this type. I know what you are all thinking, and that is this has to be the most important question in classical numismatics ever asked The first two are already known and published. Both from cngcoins.com. No sideburn 350, Lot: 280. Estimate $200. Sold for $465. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator. Circa 94-88 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 15.55 g, 1h). Antioch mint. First Reign, struck 94 BC. Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left, holding lotus-tipped scepter; [monogram and A] to outer left, monogram below throne; all within wreath. SC 2429.1c; HGC 9, 1287 corr. (without sideburn). Good VF, toned, tight flan. Long sideburn 367, Lot: 262. Estimate $300. Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator. Circa 94-88 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.75 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. First Reign, struck 94 BC. Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left, holding scepter; monogram above A to outer left, monogram below throne; all within wreath. SC 2428 var. (unlisted upper left control and A below throne); HGC 9, 1287. Good VF, lightly toned. Unpublished variety. And thirdly my coin which has something between the two. Similar type as the other two except for the distinction of the hair. I only take notice because Arthur Houghton, Catherine Lorber, or Oliver D. Hoover make a clear differentiation between long or no sideburns. Then came this coin from this months auction showing an obverse similar to mine. 439, Lot: 134. Estimate $200. Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos X Eusebes Philopator. Circa 94-88 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 15.55 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. First reign at Antioch, 94 BC. Diademed head right, with short sideburn / Zeus Nikephoros seated left, holding scepter; to outer left, monogram above A; monogram below throne; all within wreath. SC 2428d var. (long sideburn) and 2429c var. (no sideburn); HGC 9, 1287 corr. (some without sideburn). EF. Unpublished variety. The authors of SC specifically note that the obverse portrait on this issue has a “long” sideburn (as SC 2428) or “no” sideburn (as SC 2429). The illustrations of the “long” sideburn show it extending far down the jawline, so this coin, with a sideburn extending just below the ear, certainly does not qualify under that description. At the same time, the illustrations of the “no” sideburn coins show not even a hint of a sideburn, so this coin also does not fall under that variety. Clearly, there is a need for a new variety, noting a “short” sideburn. So my question is answered, which is it is an unpublished variety. Here are the 3 side by side for comparison. For those of you that have read this far I congratulate you. In order to get more than 5 people to read this post I've attached a poll to see which of the 4 is their fave, to get some interest going. Of course #4 would have to be this one. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...ity_Photo_for_The_Trouble_with_Girls_1968.jpg Feel free to post any hair styles of rulers or of yourself if you wish.