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Live auction - bgr_403422 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme MS
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:34:39
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 199
Mint name / Town : Damas, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 16,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec la stemma visible. Portrait de toute beauté. Revers de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
SMA.387 - CSE.- - Spaer2560 - B.1421 - HGCS. 9/1196 - SC. 2/
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Alain Weil en 1998 et de la collection D. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Antiochus VIII à droite, entourée de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus Uranios debout à gauche, la tête surmontée d'un croissant, à demi-nu, la chlamyde sur l'épaule, tenant une étoile à huit raies de la main droite et de la gauche un sceptre long.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU// EPI-FANOUS/ (DIF)/ A/ A.
Reverse translation : (Du roi Antiochus glorieux).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, Antiochus n’a pas l’appendice nasal proéminent qui le caractérise (grypus).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS VIII grypus

(121-96 BC)

First reign (121-114/113 avant J.-C.)

Antiochus VIII long nose (Grypus) is the eldest son of Demetrius II and Cleopatra Thea. After a regency between 125 and 121 BC with his mother, he eventually poison before being killed himself, he had to struggle for twenty years against his half-brother Antiochus IX Cyzicenus (Cyzicus) . Antioch had to be repeated four times. Antiochus reigned from 121 to 113, then 112 and 111, 111 to 109, finally 108-96 BC Antiochus VIII was murdered by his son Seleucus VI was also killed his uncle Antiochus IX before itself be removed by Antiochus X, son of Antiochus IX in 96 BC, a beautiful story of family.

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