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bgr_760881 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - CLEOPATRA THEA and ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Demi-unité

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - CLEOPATRA THEA and ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPUS Demi-unité VF
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: an 191
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,90 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à bords biseautés, légèrement décentré au droit, à l’usure importante, mais lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Tyché, coiffée du calathos à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Barre de gouvernail à droite.
Reverse legend : BASILISSHS/ KLEOPATRAS/ KAI BASILEWS/ ANTIOCOU/ IE ARR.
Reverse translation : (Reine Cléopâtre, roi Antiochus/ an 191).

Commentary


Poids léger, dénomination C. Sur cet exemplaire, la date est peu visible.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - CLEOPATRA THEA and ANTIOCHUS VIII grypus

(125-121 BC)

Cleopatra is the daughter of Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 BC) and Cleopatra, his sister. She married Alexander I Balas successively (150-145 BC), and Demetrius II (145-140 and 129-125 BC), finally Antiochus VII (138-129 BC - C.). She had a total of eight children with these three kings. After the death of Demetrius II Nicator, his eldest son, Seleucus V, succeeded him, but was murdered at the instigation of his mother Cleopatra Thea. The second son of Demetrius and Cleopatra, Antiochus VIII Grypus then shared the supreme power with his mother. After four years of this, Cleopatra tried to get rid of her offspring. Antiochus forced his mother to take the poison she intended him.

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