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Live auction - bgr_671483 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IX CYZICENUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 740 €
Maximum bid : 740 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:48:55
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 96-95 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,24 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré. Joli portrait, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Antiochus IX à droite, entourée de la stemma.


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore, nu jusqu’à la ceinture assis à gauche, tenant une petite Niké de la main droite qui le couronne et un long sceptre de la main gauche ; le tout dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU// FILO-PATOROS/ (EL)/ A/ (DI).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus qui aime son père).

Historical background

SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS IX Cyzicenus

(113-95 BC)

Fourth kingdom (96-95 avant J.-C.)

Antiochus IX, the son of Antiochus VII and Cleopatra Thea was raised to Cyzicus, hence its nickname. His half-brother, Antiochus VIII, tried to assassinate him in 116 BC and the next twenty years were a continuous series of civil wars. Antioch will be taken and retaken four times. Antiochus, who took the title of king and Philopator (who loves his father) in 113 BC, married Cleopatra is murdered by his own sister, Cleopatra Tryphème wife of Antiochus VIII. The following year, when it will resume Antioch, Antiochus IX will run her sister for revenge. A truce was signed the following year it will last five years. Fratricidal war resumed in 106 BC, Antiochus VIII was assassinated in 96 BC, and his eldest son Seleucus VI succeeded him. The following year, Antiochus IX, defeated, killed himself not to fall alive into the hands of his nephew, a beautiful story of family.

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