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bgr_531589 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Tétradrachme VF/VF
280.00 €(Approx. 310.80$ | 254.80£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 162-154 AC
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :

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 une Niké.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ DHMH-TRIOU/ (HR).
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius).

Commentary


Exemplaire avec seulement un monogramme à gauche, non daté.

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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