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bgr_512747 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER II ZEBINA Hemidrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER II ZEBINA Hemidrachme

350.00 €(Approx. 388.50$ | 318.50£)
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 128-123 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,31 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier avec le grènetis visible au droit, légèrement décentré. Belle tête d’Alexandre II. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Alexandre II à droite ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Ancre (séleucide).
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ALE-XANDROU/ (PLo].
Reverse translation : (du roi Alexandre).

Commentary


Ce type de monnaie divisionnaire semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ALEXANDER II Zebina

(128-123 BC)

Alexander II Zebina claimed to be the son of Alexander I.. Ptolemy VIII led him to revolt against Demetrius II Nicator. Demetrius was defeated near Damascus and left momentarily Alexander II the only master of Antioch, but he soon fell out with his Egyptian protector. Ptolemy then approached Antiochus VIII and offered him his daughter Cleopatra in marriage Tryphème. Abandoned by all, Alexander was finally captured and sold to Antiochus VIII had him executed in 123 BC.

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