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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > SH10756
Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus IX Cyzicenus, c. 113 - 95 B.C.
|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Antiochus| |IX| |Cyzicenus,| |c.| |113| |-| |95| |B.C.|, After Antiochus IX's father died, his uncle Demetrius II Nicator took the throne. For his safety, his mother, Cleopatra Thea, sent him to Cyzicus (leading to his nickname). He returned to Syria in 116 B.C. to claim the throne from his half-brother Antiochus VIII Grypus, with whom he eventually divided Syria. He was killed in battle by the son of Grypus, Seleucus VI Epiphanes.
SH10756. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Spaer 2710, Newell SMA 415, gF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 15.76g, maximum diameter 26.8mm, die axis 0o, 3rd Reign, c. 97 - 96/95 B.C.; obverse diademed head right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ, Zeus seated left on throne holding Nike and scepter, H in inner left field, E/Λ/A in outer left field, ∆I monogram below throne, all in laurel wreath; scarce; SOLD











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