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 Posted 08/09/2018  09:35 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Pavlos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am new on this forum and also new in collecting Ancient Greek (and Byzantine) coins. I got this drachm that was sold as a drachm from Cappadocia, however when I saw it I knew it had to be a Seleukid coin.

Now my question is can someone help me ID this drachm to its specific king?

This is the coin:


The weight is 3.6mm and a diameter of 17mm.
It got a "Phi" monogram at the bottom.

I tried to find similar seleukid drachms with this monogram and I found the following:

1. An extremely rare Antiochos, son of Seleukos IV, 175-170 BC drachm


2. Seleukos IV drachm


However I do think Antiochos is written on the coin I have.

3. Antiochos III drachm


These 3 coins almost all look identical to my coin, the Seleukos coin has almost an identical obverse but I think the name on the reverse is not the same as mine:



I would appreciate it a lot if someone can help me ID my coin.

Thank you!
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 Posted 08/09/2018  11:13 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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I wish the condition of the coin was a little better, IMO it looks like it might be Antiochos III.
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 Posted 08/11/2018  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As Echizento said , the name is Antiochos , but at a first view , I have some doubts about the coin . albert
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