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Seleukid Kingdom, Philip I Philadelphos, 93 - 83 B.C.
Philip I Philadelphus was the fourth son of Antiochus VIII Grypus. He took the diadem in 95 BC together with his older brother (probably twin) Antiochus XI Epiphanes, after the eldest son Seleucus VI Epiphanes was killed by their cousin Antiochus X Eusebes. He established himself in Antiochia after 92 B.C. and survived attacks from younger brother Demetrius III Eucaerus. His rule ended in 83 B.C. when Tigranes conquered Syria, or earlier. He disappears from history at that point, but coins bearing his portrait were issued later by Roman authorities.
GS09540. Silver tetradrachm, Newell SMA 441, VF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 15.77g, maximum diameter 26.9mm, die axis 0o
, 93 - 83 B.C.; obverse diademed head right, fillet border; reverse Zeus enthroned left, Nike in right, long scepter in left hand, on right BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΦIΛIΠΠOY, on left EΠIΦANOYΣ / ΦIΛA∆EΛΦOY, N left; SOLD
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