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Live auction - bgr_439755 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - PHILIP PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - PHILIP PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:34:13
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 87-86 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,65 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré, mais un peu court au revers sur l’exergue. Belle tête de Philippe. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Très jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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/ (o/D/ [M], (Basilews Filippou Epifanous Filadelfou).
Reverse translation : (Roi Philippe glorieux ami de son frère ).

Commentary


Un seul exemplaire signalé dans l’ouvrage de Houghton et Lorber provenant de la vente Ars Classica X.

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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