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Live auction - bgr_548917 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VII SIDETES Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:24:02
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 138-129 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain ou Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,48 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure régulière avec une trace de corrosion visible dans le métal des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Antiochus VII. Frappe molle au revers
Catalogue references :


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


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)/ E.
Reverse translation : (Du roi Antiochus évergète).


Poids léger.

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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