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Live auction - bgr_675468 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER I BALAS Tétradrachme XF/AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:47:01
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 163
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,33 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Joli revers malgré un petit manque à 7h. Portrait à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Alexandre Ier Balas à droite, avec une pointe naissante de barbe, entourée de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore trônant à gauche, tenant une Niké de la main droite le couronnant et un sceptre long de la gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ALEXANDROU/ QEOPATOROS/ EUERGETOU// D.
Reverse translation : (du roi Alexandre de naissance divine évergète).

Commentary


Poids léger. Ce tétradrachme appartient aux monnaies non datées.

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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