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E-auction 248-170733 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS IV PHILOPATOR Double unité

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:00:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Double unité
Date: c. 187-175 AC.
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et dentelé, décentré au droit, bien venu au revers. Patine vert foncé et sable
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.


Reverse description : Apollon nu debout à gauche, tenant un flèche de la main droite et s’appuyant de la main gauche sur un trépied.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ SELE-UKOU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Séleucus).


Dénomination A, serratus (dentelé).

Historical background

SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - Seleucus IV Philopator

(187-175 BC)

Seleucus IV Philopator (who loves his father), the second son of Antiochus III the Great (223-187 AC), assured of great military commanders in the war between the Seleucids, the Kingdom of Pergamon and Romans. After the defeat of Magnesia on the Meander 190 BC, Antiochus III was forced to sign the Peace of Apamea in 188 BC This agreement butchered the kingdom and spent the final loss of Asia Minor . The following year, Antiochus III was murdered by a mob of rebellious Elymais punishes the King want to dispossess the temple Anaitis. Seleucus IV was regent in Antioch at the time of the death of his father. The new king had to endure during his reign the disastrous conditions of the Peace of Apamea, pay heavy compensation and consolidate what remained of the great kingdom. In 175, the Romans liberated his brother captive for thirteen years. Seleucus was murdered at the instigation of his prime minister Heliodorus who replaced the last son of Antiochus III, Antiochus IV Epiphanes.

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