ANTIOCHOS IV THEOS EPIPHANES KING OF SYRIA

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ANTIOCHOS IV THEOS EPIPHANES,KING OF SYRIA. 175-164 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 16,65 gm.  antioch mint. diademed head of the king facing
right, fillet border / Zeus Nikephoros enthroned left holding scepter.
Houghton 108-var- . Beautiful old cabinet tone.  a portrait  with wonderful detail
and centering. See also Houghton & Lorber, SC 1400d. and Newell, SMA 72.
Extremely fine.
He was the third son of  antiochus the Great and sent to Rome as a young man,
a hostage under the terms of the treaty of Apamea (188).
He was released after  12 years by the Roman senate.   He admired Greek culture
through the rebuilding  of temples, theatres, and civic institutions and to foster
hellenism through the granting  of Greek names and city charters to native
towns and through  the introduction of his own worship as Theos epiphanes,
which means "god manifest! ". Twice he sacked Jerusalem and  ropped  the
Temple treasury. He erected a pagan altar in the temple (167).
Jewish nationalism flared in the revolt of the Maccabees. He left the Jewish
war in the hands of his  regent Lysias. Unable to defeat the Jews he granted
them amnesty. Meanwhile Antiocus subjugated the province of Armenia, then
in revolt, and proceeded into Persia, where he died in 164.
He was called the megalomaniac .


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