Antiochos IV AR Tetradrachm, EF/VF+, RARE - see notes, 175 - 164 B.C.E.

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ANTIOCHOS IV EPIPHANES AR TETRADRACHM, 175 - 164 B.C.E.

SC 1506.1, EF/VF+, scattered marks, light rev. scuffs, 29.1mm, 16.92 grams, Seleucia (Seleukeia) on the Tigris mint

Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right, with abundant hair and hornlike lock, diadem ends fluttering behind, fillet border

Reverse:  Apollo seated to left on omphalos, testing arrow and resting hand on bow, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on right, ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ on left, monogram in exergue

A RARE type with an OUTSTANDING portrait  of lovely style! Note the winglike/hornlike lock in the engravers design of the hair.

Antiochos IV is the oppressive king of the Hanukkah story and the early Maccabees.