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E-auction 500-410367 - bgr_368602 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Drachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Drachme XF
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : 105 €
Maximum bid : 116 €
End of the sale : 14 November 2022 14:01:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: An 185
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, décentré au droit. Belle tête de Démétrius II. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbue et diadémée de Démétrius II à droite entourée de la stemma.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore trônant à gauche, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant une Niké de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; trois monogrammes posés verticalement dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ DHMHTRIOU - QEOU/ NIKATOROS/ X(AR).
Reverse translation : (Du roi Démétrius divin victorieux).

Historical background


SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR

(129-125 BC)

Second reign

After the death of Antiochus VII, the Parthians freed Demetrius who had been a prisoner for ten years. He confronted the Egyptians and lost part of the province of Syria. After the usurpation of Alexander II Zebina, who claimed descent from Alexander I, Demetrius II was assassinated in Tire.

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