A SELEUCID SILVER DIDRACHM OF DEMETRIOS II NIKATOR

A SELEUCID SILVER DIDRACHM OF DEMETRIOS II NIKATOR


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1312530

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Second Reign of Demetrios II Nikator (130-125 BCE)

Tyre Mint; SE185 (128-127 BCE)

Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios II facing right.

Reverse: Eagle standing on prow, facing left, palm behind. Club with Tyre monogram in left field, A over PE above. Monogram above date (EPR) in right field. FP monogram between eagle's legs. DHMHTRIOU BASILEWS.

Coin in very fine condition

Weight: 6.5 g; Diameter: 21 mm

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SGCV 7056

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Demetrios II (125 BC), called Nicator (Victor), ruler of the Greek Seleucid kingdom, was the middle son of Demetrios I Soter. As a young boy, he fled to Crete after the death of his father, his mother and his older brother, when Alexander Balas usurped the Seleucid throne. About 147 BC he returned to Syria, and with the help of Ptolemy VI Philometor, king of Egypt, regained his father's throne. The Egyptian king also divorced his daughter Cleopatra Thea from Balas and remarried her to Demetrios.