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bgr_885067 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Chalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Chalque XF
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Type : Chalque
Date: c. 145-142 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,24 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie décentrée au droit. Revers agréable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée et radiée d’Antiochus VI à droite ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Panthère passant à gauche, la tête de face, la patte droite levée, tenant une lance brisée; une étoile derrière la queue de la panthère.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU// EPIFANOUS// DIONUSOU/ /GA.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux Dionysos).

Commentary


Dénomitation D. Serratus (dentelé). Pas de monogramme visible. L’attribution à Antioche est assurée.

Historical background


SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS

(145-142 BC)

Antiochus VI Dionysos, son of Alexander Balas and Cleopatra Thea, was proclaimed king by General Diodotus to fight against Demetrius II. Antiochus VI once assassinated by Diodotus in 142 BC, he had himself proclaimed king under the name of Tryphon (142-138 AC.). Demetrius II was captured in 140 BC by the Parthians and his brother Antiochus VII Sidetes succeeded him. Cleopatra Théa hastened to marry him.

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