SIX BRONZE COINS OF DEMETRIOS II WITH GALLEY

SIX BRONZE COINS OF DEMETRIOS II WITH GALLEY


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1334478

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Demetrios II (First Reign); 145-140 BCE

Tyre Mint

Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios II

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΣΟΣ ∆ΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ and date above stern of galley. ΤΥΡΙΩΝ and Phoenician script below.

Condition: Fine to Extremely Fine

Weight: 5.44-6.95 g; Diameter: 18.4-21.4mm

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Tyre was, from its earliest days, a port of great strategic and commercial significance. It is therefore not surprising that when Antiochus III undertook the 4th Syrian War in 219 BCE, Tyre, along with other Eastern Mediterranean port cities, were of utmost importance. Once gained for the Seleucid Empire this city was held until 126 BCE. During the reign of Demetrios II, Tyre was a significant center for the Seleucids, as evidenced by the Phoenician script on these coins and its production in Tyre itself. The galley is a fitting image for the Seleucid dynasty as well as its place of production.