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Live auction - bgr_341038 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IX CYZICENUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS IX CYZICENUS Tétradrachme XF/AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:37:35
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 113-112 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,29 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait d’Antiochus IX. Revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés avec de minuscules oxydations au droit
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/ (PN)/ A/ N.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus qui aime son père de Sidon).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS IX Cyzicenus

(113-95 BC)

First reign (114-112 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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