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Live auction - bgr_468190 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:44:18
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 108-96 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Antiochus VIII. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. R. B


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


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore trônant à gauche, tenant une Niké de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche ; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU// EPIFANOUS// (RE)/ A/ (PR).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux).


Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage. Semble de même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection Spaer (n° 2558, pl. 162 avec un thêta au revers) et que celui de la collection Houghton (CSE. 346, pl. 19) sans oublier celui de la collection Newell (SMA. 405, pl. XII).

Historical background

SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS VIII grypus

(121-96 BC)

Fourth kingdom (108/7-97 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 94 BC, a beautiful story of family.

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