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Live auction - bgr_503462 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 108-96 AC
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête d’Antiochus VIII avec le nez caractéristique, une rayure dans la chevelure. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la Collection R. P

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore assis à gauche sur un siège, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant une Niké de la main droite et de la gauche, un sceptre long ; dans le champ à gauche, un monogramme ; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU// EPIFANOUS// RE/A/ (DA).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus Épiphane).

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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