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Seleukid Empire, Antiochus V Eupator

Seleukid Empire, Antiochus V Eupator

Antiochus V Eupator Tetradrachm

Antiochus V Eupator Tetradrachm image copyright The Medicus Collection

Seleukid Kings of Syria, Antiochus V Eupator, 164-162 BC. AR Tetradrachm, (33mm, 16.75g) Antioch mint. Diademed head r., in stemma. / BASILEWS – ANTIOCOU – EUPATOROS Zeus, in himation, nude to waist, seated l. on throne, holding sceptre in his l. hand, on his outstretched r. hand, Nike crowning the king’s name; monogram in outer l. field. SC 1575.2, Newell, SMA 33, 74. Houghton Coll. 8, 137. Le Rider, Antioche 240, 143 (this specimen). Mattingly, Ma’Aret 73, 150 (this specimen).

From the 1980 hoard from Ma’Aret en-Nu’man.

Thank you Bradley Bowlin The Medicus Collection.

“By the death of Antiochus Epiphanes the young Antiochus Eupator, now a boy of nine years, became sole king. The administration was, of course, in the hands of those whom the ill-regulated favor of Antiochus Epiphanes had raised to power, wretched men like Heraclides of Miletus and his brother Timarchus under whose extortionate rule the eastern provinces groaned.”(1)

(1) Edwin Robert Bevan. The House of Seleucus