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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > SH26316
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.
SH26316. Silver tetradrachm, Newell SMA 97, SNG Spaer 1256 - 62 var. (control-mark), VF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 16.672g, maximum diameter 30.5mm, die axis 0o, 162 - 150 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Demetrios right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ∆HMHTPIOY, Tyche seated left, short scepter in right hand, scepter in left hand, seat supported by Nike, HP monogram left; SOLD











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