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Live auction - bgr_399824 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : 2 100 €
Maximum bid : 2 160 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:25:35
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 169
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés, mais décalé vers la droite au droit. Très belle tête d’Antiochus VI. Frappe molle au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Alain Weil en 2006 et de la collection D. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée et radiée d’Antiochus à droite, entourée de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Les Dioscures galopant à gauche coiffés des bonnets surmontés d'étoiles, le manteau flottant au vent, tenant des javelines transversales ; le tout dans une couronne dionysiaque.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU/ EPIFANOUS/ DIONUSOU// TRU/ QXR/ STA/ (PAW).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux Dionysos).

Commentary


Malgré la rareté du type, nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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