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bgr_887908 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme AU
600.00 €(Approx. 648.00$ | 510.00£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 169
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 4,23 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré au droit. Très beau portrait d’Antiochus VI ainsi qu’un revers finement détaillé. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon assis à gauche sur l'omphalos, tenant une flèche de la main droite et appuyé sur son arc de la main gauche ; monogramme entre les jambes d’Apollon.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU// EPIF-ANOUS// DION-USOU// (A)// QXR.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux Dionysos).

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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