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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > SH17834
Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VIII Grypus, 121 - 96 B.C.
Antiochus VIII Epiphanes Grypus (Hook-Nose) was crowned as a teenager, ruling jointly with his mother Cleopatra Thea. In 121 B.C., one day when he returned from a hunt, his mother offered him a cup of wine. Since this was not common behavior for her, Grypus was suspicious and forced her to drink the wine; poisoned, it killed her. Grypus fought a civil war with his brother that ended with his murder.
SH17834. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Spaer 2575, aEF, Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) mint, weight 16.269g, maximum diameter 28.3mm, die axis 0o, First Reign 117 - 116 B.C.; obverse diademed head right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Zeus standing left, crescent above head, star in extended right, long scepter in left hand, ΣI∆O IEP and 2 monograms left, date in exergue ( = S.E. 196 ); ex Spink; SOLD

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