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Live auction - bgr_575322 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Tétradrachme AU
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bgr_575322
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: An 185
Mint name / Town : Syrie, Antioche
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,61 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son coupant d’origine. Portrait magnifique. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de la Maison Platt

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 ; une lettre dans le champ à gauche, une autre sous le trône.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ DHMHTRIOU - QEOU/ NIKA-TOROS/ X/O.
Reverse translation : (Du roi Démétrius divin victorieux).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Demetrius II NICATOR

(129-125 BC)

Second reign

After the death of Antiochus VII, the Parthians liberated Demetrius was imprisoned for ten years. He faced the Egyptians and lost part of the province of Syria. After the theft of Alexander II Zebina, who claimed descent from Alexander I, Demetrius II was assassinated in Tyre.

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