Ancient Coinage of Seleucia, Antiochos VIII Tetradrachm Replica Coin
King of the Seleucid Empire of Syria, 121-96 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VIII right.
Reverse: BASILEWS ANTIOXOY EPIFANOYS to right and left of Zeus
Ouranios, draped, standing left, holding star and sceptre,
crescent above head.
Material: Silver plated lead free fine pewter
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with printed description on insert.
Ariel (verified owner) –
Beautiful coin. This king, whose father Demetrius II was killed with the help of his mother, Cleopatra Thea, was a true heir of his family – while his mother served him a cup of poisoned wine, he got wind of a danger and made her drink it herself – and became a full orphan as a result. There is also a coin of mother and son pictured together available in this shop.