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bgr_840012 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Chalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Chalque AU
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Price : 110.00 €
Type : Chalque
Date: c. 173/172-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,58 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très bel éléphant, bien venu à la frappe. Joli buste. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
CSE.-  - SMA.-  - B.-  - Spaer-  - BMC.-  - GC.-  - MP.-  - SC.1407  - HGCS. 9/684

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête voilée et drapée de la reine Laodice, un sceptre bouleté derrière le buste.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d’éléphant à gauche avec sa trompe.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus).

Commentary


Bronze serratus.

Historical background


SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES

(175-164 BC)

Antiochus IV was the youngest son of Antiochus III. He had been sent to Rome as a hostage after the Peace of Apamea. He fought the Egyptians, ravaged the Temple of Jerusalem and won several victories over Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 BC).

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