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Live auction - bgr_578691 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Tétradrachme AU/MS
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 650 €
Maximum bid : 650 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:20:09
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 164
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 14,08 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Magnifique revers avec tous les détails de l’aigle bien visibles. Agréable patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur la proue d'un navire tourné à gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, monogramme de Tyr, placé au-dessus d'une massue.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU - BASILEWS/ DXR/ TUR/ (GR).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre roi/ an 164/ Tyr).

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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