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bgr_748810 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Drachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Drachme MS
650.00 €(Approx. 708.50$ | 539.50£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 150-145 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Revers de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Alexandre Ier à droite; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu assis à gauche sur l’omphalos, appuyé de la main droite sur son arc et tenant une flèche de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ALEXANDROU// QEOP-ATOROS// EUE-RGETOU// (AR)/ Q.
Reverse translation : (Roi Alexandre divin évergète).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ALEXANDRE 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 Pergamum (160-139 AC.) And Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 AC.), He managed to keep five years in Syria before being overthrown and murdered. This is Demetrius II, who succeeded him.

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