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Live auction - bgr_403386 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS III THE GREAT Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:28:39
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. après 202 AC.
Mint name / Town : Damas
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,63 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré avec le grènetis visible au droit. Beau portrait d’Antiochus III. Frappe molle au revers . Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Argenor du 13 avril 2005, n° 79 et de la collection D. C


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Antiochus III à droite ; deux lettres derrière la tête ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse legend : DI.


Reverse description : Apollon nu assis à gauche sur l'omphalos, tenant une flèche de la main droite et appuyé sur son arc de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une palme couronnée.
Reverse legend : BASILEOS// ANT-IOCOU/ DI.


Portrait très particulier, vieilli, très élégant avec de petites mèches artistiquement disposées. Portrait avec inscription derrière la tête.

Historical background


(223-187 BC)

Antiochus III, second son of Seleucus II, succeeded his brother Seleucus III in 223 BC He had first put down the revolt of Molon, satrap of Media, who had revolted and was eliminated in 220 BC Having made the mistake of entrusting the military command of Asia Minor Achaeus his uncle, the latter revolted and Antiochus overcame the revolt after the taking of Sardis in 214 before J .-C. beheaded The usurper, he then restored the Seleucid power in Parthia and Bactria. After the defeat of Philip V and having received Cynoscephalae Hannibal exile, he became an implacable enemy of the Romans. After a first series of victories, he was finally defeated at Thermopylae and Magnesia in 189 BC He had to sign the Peace of Apamea in the following year, devoting the Roman hegemony and the end of the Seleucid domination Asia Minor, leaving Pergamon arbiter of the situation. He was assassinated in 187 BC.

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