Syria, Kingdom of, Antiochos VIII, (121-96 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (16.61 g), Damascus mint, first reign, issued 117-116 B.C., obv. diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right, fillet border, rev. Zeus Uranius with crescent above standing to left, holding star and sceptre, on right BASILEOS and ANTIOCOU and to left EPIFANOUS, to left A/B over FL monogram, in exergue date CqP = 196 = 117-6 B.C., (cf.S.7143, SNG Israel I (Spaer) 2652-4, Newell LSM 99). Extremely fine and very scarce.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously from Noble Numismatics Sale 84 (lot 1687) and previously from Spink & Son, with their ticket.