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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > GS80106
Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius I Soter, 162 - 150 B.C.
|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |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.
GS80106. Silver drachm, SNG Spaer 1285, SGCV II 7019 var. (date), BMC p. 47, 37, VF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 3.741g, maximum diameter 17.4mm, die axis 0o, 152 - 151 B.C.; obverse diademed head right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩ[Σ] ∆HMHTPIO[Y] ΣΩTHPOΣ, cornucopia, two monograms right, AΞP (Seleukid era year 161) low inner right; toned; SOLD











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