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Live auction - bgr_623633 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Tetrachalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Tetrachalque AU
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bgr_623633
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Type : Tetrachalque
Date: c. 170-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 33,97 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire pour ce type sur un flan large et bien centré. Très joli revers. Agréable patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus (Sérapis) à droite, coiffé de la tainia et de la coiffe d’Osiris.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite sur un foudre.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU - QEOU/ EPIFANOUS// [NIKHFOROU].
Reverse translation : (Du roi Antiochus divin glorieux victorieux).

Commentary


Trou de centrage visible de chaque côté. Ce type est frappé au moment où Antiochus a envahi l’Égypte et serait frappé suivant les auteurs à Antioche, à Alexandrie ou à Péluse entre 170 et 168 avant J.-C..

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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