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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > GB14803
Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius III Eucaerus, c. 96 - 87 B.C.
|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Demetrius| |III| |Eucaerus,| |c.| |96| |-| |87| |B.C.|, Demetrius III Eucaerus ("the Timely") was nicknamed Acaerus ("the Untimely) by the Jews. He defeated the Hasmonaean Priest King Alexander Jannaeus but was forced to withdraw from Judaea by the hostile population. While attempting to dethrone his brother, Philip I Philadelphus, he was defeated by the Arabs and Parthians, and taken prisoner. He was held in confinement in Parthia by Mithridates II until his death in 88 B.C.
GB14803. Bronze AE 19, SNG Spaer 2871 - 79, aVF, Damascus mint, weight 4.258g, maximum diameter 18.8mm, die axis 0o, obverse radiate and diademed head of Demetrios III right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ, naked Hermes standing left on base, palm in left, kerykeion in right; SOLD











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