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Live auction - bgr_364575 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS HIERAX Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS HIERAX Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 1 500 €
Maximum bid : 1 500 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:15:26
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 241-227 AC
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Troade
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,75 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Portrait de grande qualité artistique à l’usure superficielle. Revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Henzen et de la collection François Charrin

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Antiochus Hiérax à droite ; le diadème est ailé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon assis à gauche sur l'omphalos, appuyé de la main gauche sur son arc et tenant de la main droite une flèche ; deux monogrammes dans le champ à gauche ; à l’exergue, un cheval debout à droite.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU// (MTO)/ (KA)/.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus).

Commentary


Même coins de droit que l’exemplaire de la vente NFA, MBS 12 , 12 octobre 1988, n° 413 (avec le cheval tourné à gauche) (SC. 877/7,pl. 41. Il existe des liaisons de coins avec deux autres types (SC. 877/8 et 9).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS Hierax

(241-227 BC)

Hierax Antiochus, the younger son of Antiochus II and Laodice, is the brother of Seleucus II. With the help of his mother, Antiochus succeeded in seizing Asia from 241 BC but in 238 he was defeated by Attalus I of Pergamum and finds himself in a defensive situation. Ten years later, he attacked the areas of his brother, but was defeated. He died the following year in a fight that pitted him against a group of looters Gallic.

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