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E-auction 487-397683 - bgr_759821 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Dichalque

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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 50 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 15 August 2022 14:03:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 162-150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 8,67 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, centré. Joli buste. Usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé d’Artémis à droite, le carquois sur l’épaule.


Reverse description : Arc et carquois.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ DHMHTRIOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius).


Serratus (dentelé).

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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