PHILIP I PHILADELPHUS KING OF SYRIA

Ancient Coins - PHILIP I PHILADELPHUS KING OF SYRIA
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PHILIP I PHILADELPHUS SILVER TETRADRACHM. PROBABLY STRUCK IN CILIKIA. 88/7-76/5 BC.
WEIGHT 15,40 GM.
Diademed head of Philip I facing to the right. fillet border/royal titles. Zeus enthroned left holding
in extended right hand a nike , in left hand of Zeus sceptre. In left field and under throne more
monograms. In exergue AN , laurel wreath border.
See Houghton  Collection II 808. ST. 12. Very rare monogram. Extremely fine.
Ex Lanz 125, 484.

Philip I was a son of Antiochus VIII, and the twin brother of the more dominant Antiochus XI
with whom he initially collaborated in his war against the son of Antiochus Cyzicenus. The twins
expelled Antiochus X from Antioch for a short while in 93. However Antiochus XI ruled briefly
in the capital. Antiochus X returned to defeat them in a battle that cost Antiochus XI his life.
Philip escaped to Cilicia to organize war again with one of his other brothers , Demetrius III.
Around 88 BC Philip was briefly the uncontested sovereign of northern Syria. But the cival war
continued, and on the death of Philip I in 84/3 the inhibitants of Antioch sick of civil wars,
appealed to Tigranes II of Armenia te relieve them of their Seleucid oppressors and to rule them
himself. Tigranes acceded. Philip left one minor son, the future Philip II.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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