King Antiochus Vlll

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  1. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Collecting is my passion.

    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:


    My Antiochus VII tetradrachm:


    And my Demetrius I tetradrachm:

  4. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Collecting is my passion.

    Thank you! These are awesome too!
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  5. Alegandron

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


    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

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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  8. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    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.

    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 Collecting is my passion.

    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.

    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
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019
  15. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Judaean Coins 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 Collecting is my passion.

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