Antiochos IV AR Tetradrachm, VF, Ex: Arnold Spaer coll. The PLATE COIN, 175 - 164 B.C.E.

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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.