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bgr_902447 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Unité

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSUS Unité XF/VF
100.00 €(Approx. 106.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 145-142 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syrie, Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,73 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait d’Antiochus. Usure plus marquée au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Dionysos debout à gauche tenant un canthare et un thyrse.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU// EPIFANOUS// DIONUSOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux Dionysos).

Commentary


Dénomitation A.

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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