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Live auction - bgr_578640 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IV EPIPHANES Tétradrachme AU
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bgr_578640
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 168-164 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syrie, Antioche
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan large, centré, éclaté à 5h. Revers finement détaillé. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise de collection ancienne

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Antiochus IV diadémée à droite entourée de la stemma ; le diadème orné d’une étoile.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus Olympios nicéphore assis à gauche sur un siège à dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, les jambes parallèles, tenant de la main droite une Niké qui couronne la légende et de la main gauche un sceptre long ; dans le champ à gauche, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU - QEOU/ EPIFANOUS NIKHFOROU/ (DI).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus divin glorieux victorieux).

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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