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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > GS14737
Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius I Soter, 162 - 150 B.C.
As required by the Treaty of Apamea, Demetrius, the son of Seleucus IV, was held in Rome as a hostage. After Antiochus IV (his uncle) died, he claimed the right to rule but Rome preferred Antiochus V, a weak child. Demetrius escaped, was welcomed in Syria and took his throne. Antiochus V and his regent were executed. Demetrius defeated Judas Maccabaeus and restored Seleukid control over Judaea.
GS14737. Silver drachm, Houghton-Lorber II 1642.3b, Newell SMA 126, SNG Spaer 1285, Houghton CSE 163, HGC 9 806, VF, nice style, lightly toned, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 4.146g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, 152 - 151 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Demetrios right, bead and reel border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, cornucopia filled with grain and fruit, ΠA and ΩΠA monograms over date AΞP (Seleucid year 162) lower inner right; SOLD

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