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bgr_228825 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 115-113 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aké-Ptolémais,Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large et irrégulier. Portrait de toute beauté. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés acier
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 38, n° 311

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// DAR.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux).

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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