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Live auction - bgr_441169 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 01 August 2017 14:20:18
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 162-154 AC
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale légèrement décentré au droit sur la stemma. Frappe molle au droit sur le portrait. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise superficielle. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en juin 1994 et provient de Conseils Placements


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/ (EU)//.
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius).


À l’exergue deux lettres sont bouchées ou semblent avoir été effacées.

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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