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bgr_652908 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme XF
195.00 €(Approx. 210.60$ | 167.70£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 170
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,69 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée avec un manque à 9h. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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// (AUR)// 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 - 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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