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bgr_407458 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Drachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Drachme AU
330.00 €(Approx. 366.30$ | 300.30£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 161
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Démétrius avec le grènetis visible. Revers de style fin. Très belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Démétrius Ier à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Corne d’abondance placée verticalement à droite.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ DHMHTRIOU/ SWTHROS/ AXR/ (PA)/ (AP).
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius très grand).

Commentary


Petite variante de monogramme au revers par rapport à celui décrit par A. Houghton (SC. 1642d).

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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