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bgr_761754 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Hemichalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Hemichalque VF
80.00 €(Approx. 86.40$ | 68.00£)
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Type : Hemichalque
Date: an 166
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, centré à l’usure plus marquée au revers qu’au droit. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Dionysos à droite couronnée de lierre.

Reverse


Reverse description : Éléphant passant à gauche.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU - BASILEWS.
Reverse translation : (du roi Alexandre).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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