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Live auction - bgr_479637 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 14:17:44
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 121-114 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait d’Antiochus VIII. Joli revers de style fin. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient 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-N.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus.

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire du début du règne, Antiochus VIII ne justifie pas encore son sobriquet de Grypus, (nez crochu). Ce type se rencontre dans les trésors de Kessab (IGCH 1568), Tell Ahmar (IGCH 1780) et Haifa (IGCH 1605).

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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