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Live auction - bgr_403402 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VII SIDETES Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VII SIDETES Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:32:39
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 178
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,36 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête d’Antiochus VII. Usure superficielle au revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES V, n° 112 et de la collection D. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadèmé et drapé d'Antiochus VII à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un gouvernail ; dans le champ une massue avec le monogramme de Tyr ; palme sur l'aile ; monogramme surmontant la date, derrière l'aigle ; monogramme entre les pattes.
Reverse legend : ANTIOCOU BASILEWS/ ARE/ TUR/ ASU/ HOR.

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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