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bgr_592782 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 108-96 AC
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 15,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli revers. Patine grise, légèrement tachée au droit
Catalogue references :

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/ DI.

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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