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bgr_633955 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 120-117 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aké-Ptolémais, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. Usure régulière. Joli portrait. Patine grise,tachée au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus Uranios nu debout à gauche, la tête surmontée d'un croissant, nu, tenant une étoile à huit raies de la main droite et de la gauche un sceptre long.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU// EPI-FANOUS/ M.
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus glorieux).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, Antiochus n’a pas l’appendice nasal proéminent qui le caractérise (grypus).

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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