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Live auction - bgr_578635 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Tétradrachme AU
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Starting price : 950 €
Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 950 €
Maximum bid : 950 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:35:02
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: An 185
Mint name / Town : Syrie, Antioche
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, légèrement décentré au droit. Portrait de toute beauté. Métal légèrement taché à 6h au revers. Belle patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés
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.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ DHMHTRIOU - QEOU/ NIKA-TOROU/ X/O.

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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