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Live auction - bgr_928069 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - DEMETRIUS II NIKATOR Tétradrachme XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 260 €
Maximum bid : 260 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:15:35
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: An 186
Mint name / Town : Damas, Coele-Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,20 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Usure régulière. Patine grise
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/ sPR/ PD/PA.

Commentary


Portrait tout à fait inhabituel pour l’atelier de Damas.

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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