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Live auction - bgr_715940 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 500 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:32:56
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 115-113 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aké-Ptolémais,Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,67 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant un magnifique portrait d’Antiochus VIII au droit. Revers de style fin avec un petit manque de métal derrière Zeus. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets bleutés et dorés
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Zeus Uranios nu jusqu’à la ceinture, debout à gauche, la tête surmontée d'un croissant, à demi-nu, la chlamyde sur l'épaule, tenant une étoile à huit rais de la main droite et de la gauche un sceptre long (emblème luni-solaire).
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU// EPI-FANOUS// (DAR).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux).

Historical background


(121-96 BC)

First reign

Antiochus VIII with the long nose (grypos) is the eldest son of Demetrius II and Cleopatra Thea. After a regency between 125 and 121 BC with his mother, whom he ended up poisoning before being assassinated himself, he had to fight for twenty years against his half-brother Antiochus IX Cyzicene (of Cyzicus) . Antioch had to be retaken four times. Antiochus reigned there from 121 to 113, then in 112 and 111, from 111 to 109, finally from 108 to 96 BC. Antiochus VIII was assassinated by his son Seleucus VI who also killed his uncle Antiochus IX before being himself eliminated by Antiochus X, son of Antiochus IX in 96 BC, a beautiful family story.

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