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bgr_444254 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS IV PHILOPATOR Hemichalque

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - SELEUKOS IV PHILOPATOR Hemichalque AU
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Price : 270.00 €
Type : Hemichalque
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 petit flan bien centré. Très beau buste de la reine. Revers inhabituel. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2007, provient de la l’INTERNET AUCTION 1015, n° 28 (bgr_401504) et de la collection François Charrin

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste voilé de Laodike IV à droite; monogramme derrière la tête ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d’éléphant à gauche ; au-dessous, une proue de navire à gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ SELE-UKOU DI.
Reverse translation : (du roi Séleucus).

Commentary


Dénomination C, serratus (dentelé). Trou de centrage de chaque côté.

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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