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Kingdom of Commagene, Epiphanes and Callinicus, 72 A.D.
In 72 A.D., only two years after Antiochus IV, King of Commagene, sent troops, commanded by his son Epiphanes, to aid Titus in the siege of Jerusalem, he was accused by the governor of Syria of conspiring with Parthia against Rome. After a reign of thirty-four years from his first appointment by Caligula, Antiochus was deprived of his kingdom. He retired first to Sparta, and then to Rome, where he passed the remainder of his life and was treated with great respect. Antiochus' sons, Epiphanes and Callinicus briefly ruled the kingdom but after an encounter with Roman troops, fled to Parthia. They later joined their father in Rome.
SH90336. Bronze AE 21, RPC I
3861; BMC Galatia
p. 110, 1 ff.; De Luynes
5515, F, dark patina
, red earthen deposits, Samosata (Samsat, Turkey) mint, weight
7.954g, maximum diameter
21.2mm, die axis
, 72 A.D.; obverse Epiphanes
and Callinicus riding left on horseback, each wearing chlamys
, BACIΛEΩC / YIOI in exergue
KOMMAΓHNΩN, Capricorn right, star
flukes left below, all within laurel wreath
of dots; ex John Jencek; $125.00
Catalog current as of Monday, September 24, 2018.
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