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bgr_673951 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Tétradrachme VF
250.00 €(Approx. 282.50$ | 210.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 162 - 155/154 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Joli portrait. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine grise avec reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Tyché, drapée assise à gauche sur un trône, tenant de la main droite un sceptre et de la gauche une corne d'abondance ; le pied du siège est formé par un triton.
Reverse legend : BASILEOS/ DHMHTRIOU/ EI.
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrios).

Commentary


Ce type se rencontre dans le trésor de Basra (IGCH 1786) découvert en 1955 enfoui vers 45 avant J.-C. qui ne contenait qu’un tétradrachme de Démétrius Ier (notre type).

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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