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bgr_655119 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Dichalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Dichalque AU/XF
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 168-164 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apamée de l’Axios, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Antiochus IV. Usure plus marquée au revers. Patine marron superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CI DERRIÈRE LA TÊTE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Antiochus IV à droite, entourée d’un grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore assis à gauche, tenant une petite Niké de la main droite et une sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : APAMEWN/ TWN PROS TWI/ AXIWI.
Reverse translation : (Apamée près de l’Axios).

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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