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Live auction - bgr_532898 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme AU/AU
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 170
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Antiochus VI. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Très belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de Conseils Placements en 1992

Obverse


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

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.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU// EPIFA-NOUS// DION-USOU// (HAUR)// OR STA.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux).

Commentary


Pour ce type de drachme de l’atelier d’Antioche, les auteurs du Seleucid Coins ont recensé huit variétés différentes. Ce type de drachme est toujours rare.

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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