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bgr_716331 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Unité

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS I SOTER Unité VF
100.00 €(Approx. 109.00$ | 83.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 162-150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant une usure importante mais régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Trépied.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ DHMHTRIOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius).

Commentary


Serratus (dentelé).

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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