Antiochos X

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Last update 19-Nov-2006

Silver coin References

Identification Number A10-AR-01

Mint: Antioch on the Orontes1
Period: c. 94 - c. 93 BC
Denomination: AR Tetradrachm
Weight: 15.83 g
Diameter: 25 - 26 mm
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos X right; fillet border
Reverse: ‘ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ’ right, ‘ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ [Φ]ΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡ[ΟΣ]’ left (“of King Antiochos the Pious, the Father-loving”); Zeus Nikephoros (“carrying victory”) seated on throne left holding Nike in right hand and scepter in left hand; partially visible monogram to left, ‘ΔΙ’ monogram under throne; all within partially visible laurel wreath
Die axis:
References: Houghton, CSE, 380 - 381; Newell, SMA, 430 (?); SNG Spaer, 2790 - 2791 (?)



1 Antioch was founded about 300 BC by Seleukos I Nikator, the founder of the Seleukid Dynasty, and it became the principal capital of the Seleukid Empire. The city was named after a family name Antiochos, passed from his father to his son (Antiochos I Soter). There were a number of other cities by the same name and this Antioch was known as Antioch on the Orontes (i.e. the Orontes River, along which it was located).


Houghton, Arthur:Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton. The American Numismatic Society, New York, 1983. (abbr. CSE)
Houghton, Arthur; Spaer, Arnold (with the assistance of Catharine Lorber):Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. Israel I. The Arnold Spaer Collection of Seleucid Coins. Italo Vecchi Ltd., London, 1998. (abbr. SNG Spaer)
Newell, Edward T.:The Seleucid Mint of Antioch. Chicago, 1978 (Obol International reprint of the 1918 original). (abbr. SMA)