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Live auction - bgr_468192 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:43:48
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 121-113 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec la stemma bien visible au droit. Très belle tête d’Antiochus VIII. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente OGN du 19 octobre 2016, n° 126 et de la collection P. R. B

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// IE/A/ o.

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé de liaison de coin pertinente.

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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