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Live auction - bgr_667851 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 162
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Portrait de haut relief, bien détaillé. Joli revers. Patine grise de collection
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée du roi à droite, entouré de la stemma.


Reverse description : Tyché assise à gauche, tenant de la main droite un sceptre court et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche ; le siège est orné d'un buste de Niké reposant sur une proue ; dans le champ à gauche, deux monogrammes ; date à l'exergue.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// DHM-HTRIOU/ SWT-HROS// (PA)// (PR)// BXR.
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrios le plus grand).


Cet exemplaire appartient à l’atelier d’Antioche pour une série datée de l’ère séleucide qui débute en 312 avant J.-C., ici l’an 162 qui correspond à la dernière année de règne de Démétrius Ier.

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.. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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