Seleucid Empire, Antiochus VI Epiphanes, Drachm

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.

Year of issue

ca. 145-142 v. Chr.