ANTIOCHUS VIII SILVER TETRADRACHM – ISSUE OF AKE / PTOLEMAIS EX GALST EX JANIS – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK SELEUCID KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 17138)
SELEUCID KINGDOM. ANTIOCHUS VIII, 121-96 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 16.62 g, 29 mm. Issue of Ake / Ptolemaïs, Phoenicia, ca. 121-113 BC.
Obv. Diademed head of Antiochus VIII right.
Rev. Zeus Uranius standing left, holding star and scepter, crescent above, M in outer left field, all within laurel wreath.
Ex Dr. Jay Galst and Ed Janis collections, acquired from H.M.F. Schulman, 2/22/1972, lot 94.
NGC graded CHOICE XF Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, an exceptional coin with a satiny surface and subtle iridescent highlights; the coin was formerly owned by two great collectors of Jewish coinage, Dr. Jay Galst and Ed Janis, both former presidents of the New York Numismatic Club.