Antiochus IV Epiphanes Coin

Seleucid coin depicting Antiochus IV Epiphanes, silver, circa 175-164 BC.

Antiochus IV Epiphanes was a Hellenistic king of the Seleucid Empire and was the first Seleucid king to use divine epithets on coins. This coin is stamped with King Antiochus God Manifest, Bearer of Victory.

The obverse or front side is stamped with an image of Antiochus IV with a royal diadem. The reverse side shows Apollo sitting on the omphalos or the navel of the world at Delphi. He holds an anchor, the symbol of the Seleucid empire, as well as a bow and arrow.

AntiochusIV Epiphanes coin

Ruler of the Seleucid Empire from 175 to 164 BCE, he was emperor during the Maccabean Revolt.

Characteristic of a deity (a god or goddess).

A broad, diverse group of nations ruled by the government of a single nation.

Of or relating to Greek culture, especially ancient Greece after Alexander the Great.

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