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Live auction - bgr_345459 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - PHILIP PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - PHILIP PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:15:30
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 88/87 - 76/75 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarse, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Philippe. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne, légèrement tachée au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nicéphore nu jusqu’à la ceinture assis à gauche sur un trône avec dossier, tenant une Niké de la main droite tendue et un sceptre long de la main gauche; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ FILIPPOU/ EPIFANOUS/ FILADELFOU// (wB)/ (Q/AI)/ (DI)/ AN.
Reverse translation : (Roi Philippe glorieux ami de son frère ).

Commentary


Malgré la rareté du type, nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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