SIX BRONZE COINS OF ALEXANDER II ZABINAS

SIX BRONZE COINS OF ALEXANDER II ZABINAS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1333892

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 $700.00 
Antioch Mint; c. 128-123 BCE

Obverse: Diademed and radiate bust of Alexander facing right.

Reverse: Two intertwined cornucopias. BASILEWS ALEXANDROU. S above year grain. A in right field.

Various conditions.

Weight: 5.35-9.08 g; Diameter: 18.8-20.6mm

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Bibliography:

SNG Cop, 370

SNG Spear, 2310

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Alexander II Zabinas was the unfortunate pawn in the never ending power struggle that was the Hellenist world. Backed by Ptolemy VIII as the adopted son of Antiochus VII, he was for a short time able to defeat Demetrius II and rule parts of the Seleucid Empire. This victory, however, was short lived and he was soon defeated by Antiochus VIII, fled and was ultimately captured and executed in 122 BCE.