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bgr_402061 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Dichalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Dichalque XF
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 168-164 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche du Callirhoe (Édesse), Mésopotamie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,09 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré, court au revers sur la légende. Portrait de frappe un peu molle. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête radiée et diadémée d’Antiochus IV à droite, entourée d’un grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore debout de face, tourné à gauche, levant la main droite ; dans le champ à gauche, devant la légende, un trépied.
Reverse legend : ANTIOCEWN/ TWN/ EPI KA-LLIROHI/ (SE).
Reverse translation : (Antioche près de Callirhoe).

Commentary


Poids très léger.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS IV Epiphanes

(175-164 BC)

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

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