ANTIOCHOS V EUPATOR KING OF SYRIA

Ancient Coins - ANTIOCHOS V EUPATOR KING OF SYRIA
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ANTIOCHOS V EUPATOR, KING OF SYRIA.164-162 BC.Tetradrachm 16,77g. 
Struck in Antioch.
Diademed head of the king right. Fillet border. Zeus enthroned to left,
holding vertical scepter and nike who is crowing the kings name.
 

A magnificent coin beautiful centered and struck. With a beautiful old
cabinet  patina.
Houghton Coll. 137.

LE RIDER, ANTIOCH 237, 95 THIS COIN. SUPERBE. 
A
pedigree coin. Ex. Auctiones SA, Bale 8 (1978), 346. Ex. Pierre Arnaud collection.   

When Antiochus IV left antioch for his last eastern expedition he appointed
his trusted associate Lysias as regent for his nine-year-old son Antiochus V.
His governance was undermined by the arrival in 163 of the roman
ambassador  Gnaeus Octavius whose mission was to guarantee the military
weakness of Syria by any means possible in this unstable situation he was
eventually assasinated, and Rome and Syria were on the brink of war. However
Demetrius the elder son of Seleucus IV who had been hostage at Rome since
175, escaped to press his claim to the Seleucid throne. The soldiers of
Antiochus V refused to fight him, instead seizing the young king and the
regent, whom Demetrius ordered put to death.
Preis SKU: ANT7
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