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Sale: Nomos 7, Lot: 146. Estimate CHF1250. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013. 
Sold For CHF1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Quadruple (Bronze, 35mm, 40.70 g 12), Antioch, c. 169-168 BC. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ Eagle, with closed wings, standing right on thunderbolt. SC 1412. SMA 59. SNG Spaer 979. SC 1412. SMA 59. SNG Spaer 979. Nearly extremely fine.

Ex Nomos Fixed Price List 3, 2010, 85.

The design of this coin deliberately copied that found on the coins of Antiochos IV’s Ptolemaic enemies, and was a boast of his power over them. This is a particularly fine example of the type.