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.