Seleucid Empire: bronze Æ18 of Antiochus IX, ca. 116-96 BC; Eros / Nike

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Seleucid Empire: bronze Æ18 of Antiochus IX, ca. 116-96 BC; Eros / Nike
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    Obverse: Laureate head of Eros right.
    Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟY; Nike left.

    Seleucid Empire: bronze Æ18 of Antiochus IX, ca. 116-96 BC

    SGC 2388. Ex-David Connors, May 2020.

    Many of us are more familiar with love god Eros under his Roman name: Cupid. Here in his earlier Hellenistic incarnation he looks less like the chubby infant we're used to seeing nowadays.

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    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Love it!
    I'm a big fan of winged deities :)
     
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    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    As of the next drawing in early September, It can be yours (or go to FF Jr.), if you like. There is a link to the giveaway in my signature line.
     
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