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bgr_753578 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Unité

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Unité XF
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 121/120 - 111/110 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire légèrement décentré au revers. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée et radiée d’Antiochus VIII à droite ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche, le sceptre n’est pas visible.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU// EPIFANOUS.

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire l’année n’est pas visible. Dénomination B.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS VIII grypus

(121-96 BC)

First reign

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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