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bgr_759375 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Drachme AU/XF
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 169
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan centré, fissuré à 4h. Joli portrait au droit. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine grise avec des reflets bleus
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 - 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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