ANTIOCHOS VII KING OF SYRIA

Ancient Coins - ANTIOCHOS VII KING OF SYRIA
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ANTIOCHOS V11 KING OF SYRIA. Tetradrachm. 16,33 g. 31 mm. Antioch mint..
Diademed head of king facing right. Holding nike an
d spear, shield. Monogram
and A to the left, F right, all within wreath.

SNG Spaer 1865; Newell, SMA 292. Superb and choice multi-coloured toning.
A beautiful coin .     

Antiochos V11 was called  Sidetes because he was reared in the Pamphylian
seaport of side. He was the younger son of  Demetrios 1. his  elder brother  Demetrius 11 was captured by the Parthians. He undertook the reconquest of
Palestine, he besieged and captured Jerusalem. ( 134 BC).
Ultimately the ruling high priest John  Hyrcanus accepted  seleucid suzerainty,
though  retaining autonomy with respect  to internal affairs.
Antiochos  temporarily recovered Babylonia from the Parthians, but while
wintering in Media he was caught off guard by a native revolt coordinated
with an attack by the Parthian army. He was vanquished and killed by
Phraates 11. His body was returned to antioch in a silver casket, but his son Seleucus was kept as a hostage at the Parthian court.
These events marked the permanent loss of the eastern Seleucid empire.


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