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E-auction 252-175176 - bgr_473011 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Unité

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Unité VF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2018 14:01:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: an 154
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et ovale bien centré, à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine superficielle
Catalogue references :
HGCS. 9/830  - CSE.736  - Spaer1316  - GC.7021 var. - BMC.43  - SC. 2/1671

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Poupe de galère à gauche avec l'acrostolium et le gouvernail.
Reverse legend : BASILEOS/ DHMHTRIOU/ TURIWN/ LDNR.
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius, de Tyr an 154).

Commentary


Monnayage quasimunicipal de l’atelier de Tyr.

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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