Tetradrachm: Head of Antiochos VIII (obverse); Zeus Ouranios (reverse)

112–110 BCE
Diameter: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Weight: 16.394 g (0.58 oz.)
Location: not on view
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The coins of Antiochos VIII are distinguished by his extremely hooked nose and pudgy face.


Like his ancestors before him, Antiochos VIII emulates the style of Alexander III (the Great) on this coin, preferring wild, curly hair, a simple diadem, and clean-shaven face. On the reverse Zeus Ouranios gives his divine approval, standing with a scepter and bright star that shines above two mint marks in a very crowded field.
Tetradrachm: Head of Antiochos VIII (obverse); Zeus Ouranios (reverse)

Tetradrachm: Head of Antiochos VIII (obverse); Zeus Ouranios (reverse)

112–110 BCE

Greek, Seleukid, minted at Antioch (Syria), reign of Antiochos VIII

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