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bgr_753555 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme AU
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 169
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,03 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, fissurée à 6h. Très beau portrait au droit. Revers de style fin. Patine grise avec des 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// (PAO)// QXR STA.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux Dionysos).

Commentary


Ce type se rencontre dans le trésor de Téhéran (IGCH 1813) et du sud-est de la Turquie (CH III, 60).

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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