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Live auction - bgr_683298 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Chalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Chalque XF
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Starting price : 90 €
Estimate : 175 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:23:33
Type : Chalque
Date: an 158
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 6,75 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, centré. Usure régulière. Joli cheval. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête et cou de cheval à gauche ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d’éléphant à droite avec sa trompe.
Reverse legend : BASILEOS/ DHMHTRIOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius).

Commentary


Divisionnaire serratus.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Demetrius I. SOTER

(162-150 BC)

Demetrius I Soter is the eldest son of Seleucus IV Philopator (187-175 AC).. It was a hostage of the Romans, under the treaty of Apamea in 188 BC, when his father died in 175 BC After the death of his uncle, Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175-164 AC .), the Romans liberated their bulky hostage. Demetrius then quickly overcame his cousin Antiochus V Eupator (164-162 AC.) Which was enclosed in Antioch and was murdered after two years of reign. Demetrius then had to overcome Timarchus who succeeded Antiochus in 162 V AC. After twelve years of rule, Demetrius was killed fighting the troops of Alexander Balas (150-145 AC.), Who claimed the son of Antiochus IV. At his death, Demetrius left a minor son, Demetrius II, who had to fight against Antiochus VI Dionysus..

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