ANTIOCHOS IV EPIPHANES AR TETRADRACHM, 175 - 164 B.C.E.
SNG Spaer 1005, Very Fine, areas of light horn silver, scattered marks, 31mm, 15.73 grams, Antioch Mint
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right, dotted border
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ in fields around Zeus Nikephoros seated to left, and holding Nike and scepter monogram to outer left
Ex: Arnold Spaer Collection. This is the PLATE COIN!
Antiochos IV is the oppressive king of the Hanukkah story and the early Maccabees.