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Live auction - bgr_542439 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 340 €
Maximum bid : 340 €
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:19:50
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 158
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très légèrement décentré au revers. Joli portrait de Démétrius Ier ainsi qu’un revers agréable. Usure régulière. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
SMA.- - CSE.- - Spaer- - BMC.- - B.- - HGCS. 9/798 - SC. 2/-
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


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


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 : BASILEOS/ DHMH-TRIOU/ SWTHROU/ (PA)/ (HR)/ QNR.

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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