Antioch. 7/6 BC. Æ Trichalkon. Struck under P. Quinctillius Varus, Governor of Syria. Rare.
Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch. Time of Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Trichalkon 21 mm. 6.5 gm. Issued by P. Quinctilius Varus, legatus Augusti pro praetore. Dated year 25 of the Actian Era (7/6 BC). Obv: ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΟΥΑΡΟΥ, ΕΚ (in field, r.), Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Tyche seated right on rock outcropping, holding palm; at feet, river-god Orontes swimming right. McAlee 85; RPC I 4242. Varus took his own life in AD 9, following the defeat of his three legions in the Teutoburg forest massacre.
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