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Tetrarchy of Chalkis, Coele Syria, Lysanias, 40 - 36 B.C.
Lysanias is called Tetrarch of Abila by Josephus. Lysanias' father Ptolemaios was married to Alexandra, one of the sisters of Mattathias Antigonus. Lysanias offered the Parthian satrap Barzapharnes a thousand talents and 500 women to depose Hyrcanus and put his uncle (or step-uncle) Antigonus on the throne of Judaea (Josephus B.J. 1.248). When Lysanias continued to support Antigonus against the Roman nominee Herod the Great, Mark Antony had him executed, and gave his territory to Cleopatra VII.
GB67917. Bronze AE 21, Herman
11.g, RPC I
4769, HGC 9
, Lindgren III
1243, BMC Galatia
-, VF, Chalkis sub Libano mint, weight
5.480g, maximum diameter
20.6mm, die axis
, c. 40 B.C.; obverse
veiled female bust
right, no inscription
, flanked by four ligatures ΛYCA, TETP, APX, IΦ (Lysanias tetrarch and high priest); very rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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