(VIDEO incl.) RARE Philip I Philadelphos, Aulus Gabinius, Prieur 1, Date 57-55 BC, Silver Tetradrachm Antiochia ad Orontem Syria Phoenicia, ZEUS NIKEPHOROS

Ancient Coins - (VIDEO incl.) RARE Philip I Philadelphos, Aulus Gabinius, Prieur 1, Date 57-55 BC, Silver Tetradrachm Antiochia ad Orontem Syria Phoenicia, ZEUS NIKEPHOROS
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Kings of Syria Philip I Philadelphos
Posthumous issue under Roman proconsul Aulus Gabinius
Tetradrachm of the Roman Republic Period 57/55 BC
Material: Silver
Diameter: 25.5mm
Weight: 14.88g
Mint: Antiochia ad Orontem, Syria Phoenice
Reference: Prieur 1, RPC 4124, HGCS. 9/1356, RARE R1
Provenance: Ex Dr. Gernot Heinrich Collection
  
Superb Exemplar. Mint State. Ideally centred. Splendid portrait. Richly detailed reverse. Simply a great coin.
  
Obverse:
Diademed head of Philip I Philadelphos right.
  
Reverse:
Zeus Nikephoros (Zeus, the bringer of victory) seated left on throne; monogram (of Gabinius) to inner left, monogram below throne; all within wreath. The Inscription reads: [B]AΣIΛEΩ[Σ] ΦΙΛΙΠΠOY EΠIΦANOVΣ [Φ]IΛAΔΕΛΦO[V] for Basilews Filippou Epifanous Filadelfou (Basileus Philippus Epiphanes Philadelphos).
  
Comments:
The Romans revived the coinage of King Philip Philadelphos in the 50s BC under the proconsul Aulus Gabinius. Issues were minted with the monograms of Gabinius, Crassus, and Cassius, and then, circa 49/8 BC, the proconsul's monogram was replaced by one standing for either Antioch or 'Autonomous'. Gabinius gained fame as one of Pompey the Great's generals, and in his position as governor of Syria he played an important role in the internecine battles of the Jewish priest-kings, the Hasmoneans.
  
Part number:
AULGABPRIEUR1
 
Price SKU: AULGABPRIEUR1
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