Kings of Commangene 72 AD Epiphanes and Callinicus Riding / Captricorn

Ancient Coins - Kings of Commangene 72 AD Epiphanes and Callinicus Riding / Captricorn
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Kingdom of Commagene, Epiphanes and Callinicus, 72 A.D.
 
SH90336. Bronze AE 21, RPC I 3861; BMC Galatia p. 110, 1 ff.; De Luynes 3440; SGICV 5515, F, 7.954g, 21.2mm, 45o, Samosata (Samsat, Turkey) mint, Epiphanes and Callinicus riding left on horseback, each wearing chlamys, ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC / ΥΙΟΙ in exergue; reverse ΚΟΜΜΑΓΗΝΩΝ, Capricorn right, star above, anchor flukes left below, all within laurel wreath, border of dots; ex John Jencek
 
In 72 A.D., only two years after Antiochus IV, King of Commagene, sent troops, commanded by his son Epiphanes, to aid Titus in the siege of Jerusalem, he was accused by the governor of Syria of conspiring with Parthia against Rome. After a reign of thirty-four years from his first appointment by Caligula, Antiochus was deprived of his kingdom. He retired first to Sparta, and then to Rome, where he passed the remainder of his life and was treated with great respect. Antiochus' sons, Epiphanes and Callinicus briefly ruled the kingdom but after an encounter with Roman troops, fled to Parthia. They later joined their father in Rome.
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