Syria, Kingdom of, Antiochos VIII, (121-96 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (16.52 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 SqP = 196 = 117-6 B.C., (cf.S.7143, SC 2323.3, SNG Israel I (Spaer) 2652-4, Newell LSM 99). Bright, nearly extremely fine and scarce.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously Noble Numismatics Sale 94, lot 4784 with tickets.