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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Seleucid Kingdom| > GY46350
Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius III Eucaerus, c. 96 - 87 B.C.
|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Demetrius| |III| |Eucaerus,| |c.| |96| |-| |87| |B.C.|, Demetrius III Eucaerus ("the Timely") was nicknamed Acaerus ("the Untimely) by the Jews. He defeated the Hasmonaean Priest King Alexander Jannaeus but was forced to withdraw from Judaea by the hostile population. While attempting to dethrone his brother, Philip I Philadelphus, he was defeated by the Arabs and Parthians, and taken prisoner. He was held in confinement in Parthia by Mithridates II until his death in 88 B.C.
GY46350. Bronze AE 19, SNG Spaer 2876 (same obverse die); Houghton-Lorber II 2456(2); Galilee Hoard H55 (this coin), aVF, Damascus mint, weight 4.655g, maximum diameter 18.5mm, die axis 0o, 96 - 87 B.C.; obverse radiate and diademed, lightly bearded head of Demetrius III right; reverse BACIΛEΩC ∆HMHTPIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛOMHTOPOC CΩTHPOC, Hermes standing left on a square basis, kerykeion in right, palm frond in left, N over Θ left; ex Galilee Hoard (found north of the Sea of Galilee in 1989); SOLD











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