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Live auction - bgr_631259 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 175 - 173/172 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête particulière d’Antiochus IV, caractéristique du début du règne. Usure superficielle au revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Antiochus IV diadémée à droite entourée de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu assis à gauche sur l’omphalos, tenant une flèche de la main droite et s’appuyant de la main gauche sur son arc ; cithare dans le champ supérieur droit.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANT-IOCOU// (DI).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la vente Sternberg 10 (25/XI/1980), n° 172. Dans le champ supérieur gauche, il reste des traces d’un second attribut, un trépied qui a été arasé.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS IV Epiphanes

(175-164 BC)

Antiochus IV was the younger son of Antiochus III. He was sent to Rome as a hostage after the Peace of Apamea. He fought the Egyptians, destroyed the Temple of Jerusalem and won several victories over Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 BC).

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