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Live auction - bgr_467720 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Tétradrachme AU
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Starting price : 420 €
Estimate : 720 €
Price : 420 €
Maximum bid : 430 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:19:27
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 167
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Démétrius II. Revers de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 1989 et provient du stock d’Art et Placements (J.-P. Kimmel)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Démétrius II à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un gouvernail ; dans le champ une massue avec le monogramme de Tyr ; palme sur l'aile ; monogramme dans le champ à droite.
Reverse legend : DHMHTRIOU - BASILEWS/ IXR/ TUR/ (GHR).
Reverse translation : (Démetrios roi).

Commentary


Tétradrachme de la première année du premier règne de Démétrius II.

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Demetrius II NICATOR

(146-138 BC)

First reign

Demetrius II was the eldest son of Demetrius I.. He must first face Alexander I Bala who claimed to be the son of Antiochus IV, supported first by Attalus of Pergamum and Ptolemy. Finally, Alexander was eliminated in 145 after a reign of five years. Restored with the help of Ptolemy VI, who was killed fighting Alexander, Demetrius was difficult to impose and its influence remained limited to the Phoenician coast. In 140 BC, he began a campaign against the Parthians, but was defeated and taken into captivity.

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