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Seleucid Empire, Antiochus VI Epiphanes, Drachm

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Seleucid Empire, Antiochus VI Epiphanes, Drachm (obverse) Seleucid Empire, Antiochus VI Epiphanes, Drachm (reverse)

This drachm features the Seleucid ruler Antiochus VI (c. 145-142 BC) as sun god Helios: the sunrays are not attached to the diadem of the king, but arise directly from his head. This expresses that Antiochus did not want to be worshiped as Helios but that he himself was Helios.

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