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E-auction 519-433604 - bgr_695710 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IX CYZICENUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IX CYZICENUS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 580 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 530 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2023 14:01:20
bidders : 24 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 109-108 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syrie, Antioche
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 15,49 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Athéna nicéphore debout à gauche, casquée et drapée, tenant une Niké de la main droite et une lance de la gauche, appuyée sur son bouclier ; dans le champ à gauche, deux monogrammes ; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU// FILO-PATOROS/ (DIO)/ (DA) - (KU).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus qui aime son père).

Historical background


SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IX CYZICENUS

(113-95 BC)

Third reign

Antiochus IX, the son of Antiochus VII and Cleopatra Thea, was raised in Cyzicus, hence his nickname. His half-brother, Antiochus VIII, tried to assassinate him in 116 BC and the next twenty years were one continuous series of civil wars. Antioch will be taken and retaken four times. Antiochus, who takes the title of king and Philopator (one who loves his father) in 113 BC, married Cleopatra who was murdered by his own sister, Cleopatra Tryphemus, wife of Antiochus VIII. The following year, when he took over Antioch, Antiochus IX had his sister-in-law executed in revenge. A truce is signed the following year; it will last five years. The 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, kills himself so as not to fall alive into the hands of his nephew, a beautiful family story.

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