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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > SH26147
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.
SH26147. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton-Lorber 1641.5a, Newell SMA 113, SNG Spaer 1275, Cohen DCA 109, HGC 9 798, gVF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 16.559g, maximum diameter 29.7mm, die axis 45o, 153 - 152 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Demetrios right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Tyche seated left on throne supported by winged tritoness, naked to waist, scepter in right, cornucopia in left; two monograms outer left, ΞP (Seleucid Era year 160) in exergue; nice portrait; SOLD

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