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Live auction - bgr_543087 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER II ZEBINA Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ALEXANDER II ZEBINA Tétradrachme XF/AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 189
Mint name / Town : Damas, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Frappe un peu molle au droit. Joli revers. Patine grise superficielle. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Alexandre II à droite entourée de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore nu jusqu’à la ceinture, assis à gauche sur un trône avec dossier, tenant une Niké volant à gauche de la main droite et un sceptre long lotiforme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ALE-XANDROU/ (MAU)// QPR.
Reverse translation : (Du roi Alexandre).

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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