The Silvers of Antiochus VII Sidetes in Damascus: An analysis of the numismatic production of Antiochus VII in Damascus.

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2023-07-10
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The present study will try to answer the following research question: How can the analysis of the silver denominations issued by Antiochus VII in Damascus enhance our understanding of his reign? This question is answered through an analysis of the numismatic production of Antiochus VII Sidetes in Damascus by use of a catalogue and die study. The drachms and tetradrachms of Damascus will be individually compared, and each will be linked to a specific obverse and reverse die and listed in the catalogue. After this catalogue, a commentary on the catalogue will follow consisting of obverse sequence, die links, monogram commentary, metrology, iconography, hoards and finally an analysis of the quantification. The practice of dating tetradrachms and drachms in Damascus opposed to the undated coinage in Antioch will provide a new insight into the numismatic production of Antiochus VII.
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