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Live auction - bgr_531608 - SYRIA - SELEUCID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS V EUPATOR Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 164-162 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,15 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec la stemma visible. Belle tête d’Antiochus V. Revers de haut relief finement détaillé. Belle patine de collection ancienne
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Antiochus V diadémée à droite entouré de la stemma.


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// EUPATAROU// (DI).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus qui aime son père).


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du Staatlische Museum de Münich (Le Rider, 7, pl. 26, n° 5 A/ 1 - R/ 6).

Historical background

SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS V Eupator

(164-161 BC)

Antiochus V Eupator, the son of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. He succeeded his father at the age of nine in 164 BC Demetrius I Soter, son of Seleucus IV, hostage in Rome since the reign of his father. He claimed the throne and fled to Rome in order to recover. Finally, the poor Antiochus V was assassinated.

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