ANTIOCHOS VI KING OF SYRIA

Ancient Coins - ANTIOCHOS VI KING OF SYRIA
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ANTIOCHUS VI EPIPHANES DIONYSUS. ( 145-142/1 BC). Silver Drachm.  4,23 gram. Antioch mint.
 Radiate and diademed head of the king facing right. Royal titles.
Nude Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; between legs x, in exergue oep monogram=
169 S.E. = 144/3 BC. - ETA.

Houghton Coll. 233. Newell, SMA 237.   Beautiful iridescent cabinet tone. Extremely fine.
Ex. Munzen and Medaillen AG , Basel- fixed pricelist 438- ( 1981) , nr. 14.
Ex. Pierre  Arnaud Collection THIS COIN.

The radiate crown and the epithet Epiphanes were both adopted from Antiochus IV, putative grandfather
of the child king Antiochus VI.  He was a son  of Alexander Balas and became a pawn in the hands
of the rebel general Diodotus ( Tryphon). The rays of Helios emanating from his head and surnamed
Manifest Dionysus.  In 144/3 both Antiochus VI and Tryphon entered  Antioch unopposed. They had
the allegiance of inland Syria and Cilicia, and were able to posses themselves of Ake-Ptolemais, and later
Byblus.  In the late summer of 142 Antiochus VI expired, reportedly of illness but almost certainly
the victim of  his guardian, whereupon Tryphon proclaimed himself king.

Preis SKU: ANT11
995.00
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Wechselkurs: 11/22/17

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