1071501 | GREEK. SELEUCID KINGDOM. Antiochus IV, Euergetes(Sidetes). (King of Syria, July/August 138 – 129 BC). 131/0 BC (Year 182 S.E.). AR Tetradrachm. NGC Ch. AU (Choice About Uncirculated) Strike 4/5 Surface 2/5 bent. Tyre. 14.14gm. Diademed and draped bust, right / ANTIOXOY – ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. Eagle standing left on prow, holding palm branch under far wing, in left field APE above club surmounted by Tyre monogram, in right field ΑΣΥ (last two letters as monogram) above date ΒΠΡ (S.E. 182), ΓΗΡ monogram between eagle's legs. SC 2109.10c; Newell 141; SNG Spaer 2082.

Includes original collector's ticket.


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In his nine-year reign, Antiochus made an effort to undo the massive territorial and authority losses of previous decades' conquests. Antiochus laid siege to Jerusalem in 134 BC. During the siege he allowed a seven-day truce for the Jews to celebrate a religious festival, impressing the Jewish leadership. According to Josephus, the Hasmonean leader John Hyrcanus opened King David's sepulchre and removed three thousand talents, which he then paid Antiochus to spare the city. Nevertheless, King Antiochus' respectful treatment of the Jews, and respect for their religion, earned him their gratitude and the added name of Euergetes, "the Benefactor." [Wikipedia].

1071501 GREEK. SELEUCID KINGDOM. Antiochus IV, Euergetes(Sidetes). (King of Syria, July/August 138 – 129 BC). 131/0 BC (Year 182 S.E.). AR Tetradrachm. NGC Ch. AU (Choice About Uncirculated) Strike 4/5 Surface 2/5 bent. Tyre. 14.14gm. Diademed an...

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