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Live auction - bgr_480652 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VII SIDETES Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VII SIDETES Tétradrachme AU
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Starting price : 420 €
Estimate : 720 €
Price : 490 €
Maximum bid : 490 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:18:27
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 138-129 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré avec la stemma visible au droit. Très beau buste d’Antiochus VII de style fin. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
SMA. - CSE.- - Spaer - B. - BMC.- - SC. 2/2061 - HGCS. 9/1067 d
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Niels

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d'Antiochus VII à droite, entouré de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Athéna nicéphore debout à gauche, casquée et drapée, tenant une Niké de la main droite, une javeline et un bouclier de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un monogramme ; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU// EUER-GETOU/ (DI)/ (AP).
Reverse translation : (Du roi Antiochus évergète).

Commentary


Portrait d’Antiochus VII aux traits idéalisés.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS VII Sidetes

(138-129 BC)

Antiochus VII was the second son of Demetrius I and brother Demetrius II Nicator. His nickname Sidetes comes from the city of Side, where he was raised. He married his sister Cleopatra, daughter of Ptolemy VI, after eliminating Tryphon who had murdered Antiochus VI Dionysus. During his reign, he had to struggle against the Jews were emancipated and refused to pay tribute, and against its powerful neighbors Parthians who had captured his brother, Demetrius II Nicator. Defeated by the Parthians of Phraates II (138-127 AC)., He died during a brawl, leaving a son, the future Antiochus IX Cyzicenus.

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