SIX BRONZE COINS OF ANTIOCHUS IX CYZICENUS
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Antioch Mint, 114-95 BCE
Obverse: Diademed bust of Antiochus IX facing right.
Reverse: BASILEOS ANTIOCOU FILOPATOROS around winged thunderbolt.
Conditions: Fine to Very Fine
Weight: 4.74-6.57g; Diameter: 17.2-19.8 mm
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The son of Antiochus VII Sidetes and Cleopatra Thea, Antiochus IX was born into a family, and dynasty, divided. After the death of his father and the return of Demetrios II Nikator to the Seleucid throne, he was sent to live in Cyzicus, from which his nickname is derived. Upon his return to Syria he attempted to gain control of the empire from is half-brother Antiochus VIII. The resulted in a treaty in 116 BCE giving him half of the Seleucid Empire to rule. However, shortly after the death of Antiochus VIII, Antiochus IX was killed by his nephew Seleucus VI in 95 BCE.