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bgr_885040 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Dichalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Dichalque VF
80.00 €(Approx. 86.40$ | 68.80£)
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 150-149 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apamée, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement décentré au revers. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Alexandre Ier coiffé de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu debout à gauche, appuyé de la main droite sur son arc et tenant une flèche de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ALE-XANDROU/ (DK).
Reverse translation : (du roi Alexandre).

Historical background


SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS

(150-145 BC)

Alexander I Balas, who claimed to be the son of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175-164 AC.), succeeded Demetrius I Soter who was killed on the battlefield. He married Cleopatra Thea. With the help of Attalus II of Pergame (160-139 AC.) and Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 AC.), he managed to stay five years in Syria before being overthrown and massacred. Demetrius II succeeded him..

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