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Tetrarchy of Chalkis, Coele Syria, Lysanias, c. 40 - 36 B.C.
Lysanias is called Tetrarch of Abila by Josephus. Lysanias' father Ptolemaios was married to Alexandra, Mattathias Antigonus' sister. 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.
RP86409. Bronze AE 18, Herman
12; RPC I
4770; SNG Cop
415; BMC Galatia
p. 280, 6; Lindgren III
1244; HGC 9
1449 (R1), VF, uneven strike
adjustment marks on weak areas, small edge split, Chalkis ad Libanon (Qinnasrin
) mint, weight
3.706g, maximum diameter
18.4mm, die axis
, c. 40 - 36 B.C.; obverse
of Lysanias right, ΠTO monogram
ΛYΣANIOY TETPAPXOY KAI APXIEPEΩΣ, Athena Nikephoros
standing left, Nike
in right hand, left hand on grounded shield
behind, ΦΛ monogram
in right field
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Catalog current as of Monday, May 27, 2019.
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