Antioch, 6-5 BC. Æ Trichalkon Struck under P. Quinctillius Varus, Governor of Syria

Antioch, 6-5 BC. Æ Trichalkon Struck under P. Quinctillius Varus, Governor of Syria

Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Trichalkon 19 mm. 5.2 gm. Struck under P. Quinctillius Varus, Governor of Syria. Dated year 26 of the Actian Era (6/5 BC). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Tyche seated right on rocky outcropping, holding palm branch; at feet, river-god Orontes swimming right; EK (date) in right field. 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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