Silver drachm of Antiochus VI Epiphanes (175-164 BC), Seleucid Kingdom

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Radiate and diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΔINYΣOY (sic), Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow & bow; OΡ and ΣTA (Se;eukid era year 170 = 143/142 BCE) in exergue. 18mm, 3.85 grams. Antioch mint. Newell 250; SNGIs 1764

Antiochus VI Epiphanes is famous for his near-conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt, his persecution of the Jews of Judea and Samaria, and the rebellion of the Jewish Maccabees.


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