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Live auction - bgr_468175 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 650 €
Maximum bid : 700 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:39:18
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 163
Mint name / Town : Berytus, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,11 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête d’Alexandre Ier. Joli revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Alexandre Ier à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur une palme tourné à gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, monogramme de Berytus ; dans le champ à droite, un trident décoré.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU - BASILEWS/ GXR/ TUR.

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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