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E-auction 222-146225 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VII SIDETES Unité

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VII SIDETES Unité VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 18 €
End of the sale : 17 July 2017 14:02:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: an 175
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et épais à bords biseautés à l’usure importante, mais lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
SMA.- - CSE.- - Spaer- - B.- - BMC.- - HGCS. 9/1087 - SC.2067 / - GC.7098

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste ailé d’Éros (Cupidon).

Reverse


Reverse description : Coiffe d’Isis surmontée d’un astre à huit rais.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU// EUERGETOU/ (Di)/ EoR.
Reverse translation : (Du roi Antiochus évergète).

Commentary


Type tout à fait inhabituel, présenté parfois comme une dénomination B.

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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