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E-auction 440-351610 - bgr_693900 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Dichalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Dichalque VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 20 September 2021 14:04:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 145-142 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Éléphant passant à gauche, tenant une torche dans sa trompe ; derrière une corne d’abondance.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU// EPIFANOUS// DIONUSOU/ /STA.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux Dionysos).

Commentary


Dénomitation B. Serratus (dentelé).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS VI Dionysos

(145-142 BC)

Antiochus VI Dionysus, the son of Alexander Balas and Cleopatra Thea, was proclaimed king by the general Diodotus fight against Demetrius II. Antiochus VI once assassinated by Diodotus in 142 BC, it was 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 who succeeded him. Cleopatra Thea hastened to marry.

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