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bgr_633574 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - PHILIP PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - PHILIP PHILADELPHUS Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 89-83 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli portrait. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise
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// H.
Reverse translation : (Roi Philippe glorieux ami de son frère ).

Commentary


Type posthume frappé après la mort de Philippe Philadelphe. Argent corné.

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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