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The best ancient coin I ever found. Do you know what it is ?


  • MapsOnFireMapsOnFire Posts: 171 ✭✭✭

    That's a good start. The legend does read ANTIOXOY. But the portrait is someone else. And it's not a drachm.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ah, a trick question-one where the answer seems obvious but isn't.

    At the risk of sounding racist, all Antiochii look the same to me. I don't know these well enough to know the difference but I'm always excited to learn something numismatically new.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • MapsOnFireMapsOnFire Posts: 171 ✭✭✭

    OK. The question is not tricky, but the coin is, so far, unique. That's why it's the most important ancient coin I ever discovered. The portrait is Seleukos IV. Right now I don't remember which Antiochos is named on the reverse. The coin is listed in volume 2 of Houghton & Lorbers work on Seleukid coins, but I don't have that volume.

  • @Sapyx said:
    So it may be from one of the subsequent Antiochusses... Antiochii? Not sure what the correct plural form of the name is.

    I believe Greek plural is -es, Latin is -ii

  • MapsOnFireMapsOnFire Posts: 171 ✭✭✭

    Apparently there is no plural for this name in ancient Greek.

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