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Live auction - bgr_364716 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - PHILIP PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 390 €
Maximum bid : 390 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:27:40
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 89-83 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Philippe Ier. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Elsen du 15 mars 2003, n° 131 et de la collection François Charrin


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Philippe Philadelphe à droite, entouré de la stemma.


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore assis à gauche sur un trône avec dossier, tenant une Niké de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ FILIPPOU/ EPIFANOUS/ FILADELFOU/ F/A// DI, (Basilews Filippou Epifanous Filadelfou).
Reverse translation : (Roi Philippe glorieux ami de son frère ).


Très beau portrait expressif.

Historical background

SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - PHILIPPE Philadelphus

(93-83 BC)

Philippe Philadelphus, the son of Antiochus VIII, had to fight against Antiochus X (AC 94-83.) And successively lost his three brothers Antiochus XI, Demetrius III and Antiochus XII fighting against the son of Cyzicenus. He was finally removed by the Antioch population, tired of perpetual dynastic wars Seleucid and replaced on the choice of the population by Tigranes, king of Armenia, who moved to a new administration Antioch (83-69 AC)..

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