King Antiochus Vlll

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  1. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

    From @Valentinian thank you so much! This is an amazing piece! I love it! It is very heavy RoundPhoto_Oct172019_135618.png RoundPhoto_Oct172019_135632.png IMG_20191017_140617263_HDR.jpg IMG_20191017_140644982_HDR.jpg IMG_20191017_140455226_HDR.jpg
     
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  3. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Nice little bronze @Shrews1994

    Here’s my little bronze of (probably) Antiochus III:

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    My Antiochus VII tetradrachm:

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    And my Demetrius I tetradrachm:

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  4. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

    Thank you! These are awesome too!
     
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  5. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    SELEUKID BOTTLE CAP

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    Seleukid Demetrios I Soter 162-150 BCE AE 17 serrate 16.8mm 3.9g Antioch on Orontes mint Horse Hd L - Elephant Hd R- SC 1646 SNG Spaer 1299-1304
     
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  6. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Chunky!
     
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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  8. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Hey, that Valentinian is a swell guy hu?

    That's a cool little Seleucid coin @Shrews1994

    Here is an Antiochus VII I have, this modest AE was one of my first Greek coins.


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    Antiochus VII, 138-129 BC


    O:Winged bust of Eros right. R:ΒAΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙOΧOY / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ, headdress of Isis, monogram outer left field,below date EOP ( = SE 175 = 138/9 BC ). 5.8 g, 18 mm.
     
  9. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Antiochos VIII Ar tetradrachm Antioch 109-96 B.C. Obv. Head of Antiochos looking rather SKantiochosVIII-7.JPG less than intelligent Rv Zeus seated l SC 2309(2)8 16.28 grms 25 mm
     
  10. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

    It really does look like a bottle cap. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    These are called Serrated, just like many steak knives that have a serrated edge today. Some ancient coin theories state that it was a way to thwart folks from clipping the edges of coins, especially silver and gold, to steal some value away from them. I think for AE coins, it was a cool design that can distinguish them. The Seleukids had several serrated coins.

    Rome had various Denarii that were serrated, and I have an unusual version from the Carthage Empire that was. This was one of the last series of coins that Carthage struck before they were exterminated by the Romans.

    Serrated:
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    Carthage Third Punic War Serrate Double Shekel 149-146 BCE 12.8g 26mm Wreathd Tanit-Horse pellet raised leg SNG COP 404
     
  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    that is a beautiful coin Brian..:)
     
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  13. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Thanks! One day I felt that I needed a bottlecap. Did some searching, and WOW, that cool coin came onto my radar!
     
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  14. Magnus Maximus

    Magnus Maximus Dulce et Decorum est....

    Love Seleucid coins
    Antiochus II Theos Tetradrachm
    Struck 261-246 CE
    Seleucia on the Tigris
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  15. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Supporter


    Great coin, @Shrews1994 ! Seleucids have some very beautiful portraits on them, they’re fun to collect, and the cost of the bronzes is fairly low and reasonable. I have a couple of Antiochus VIII denominations. One of them features my one and only owl :pigeon:

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  16. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

    Wow those are great. I would love to have the owl.
     
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