SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos XIII.
|Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 354. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004.
Sold For $1050. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
69-64 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.35 gm). Antioch mint. Diademed head right / [B]ASIL[EWS] ANTIOC[OU] FILADELFOU
, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, sceptre in left; monogram to left, P under throne. SNG Spaer 2919 var. (no P); SMA 460; Houghton -. Lightly toned, good VF. Rare. ($1000)
Antiochos XIII "Asiatikos" was the last of the great line of Seleukid kings. He spent his youth in Asia and Rome, and following the withdrawal of Tigranes II from Syria he was placed on the Seleukid throne by the Romans. His reign was very turbulent, and in 64 BC he was ousted by Pompey. Thereafter, Syria became a Roman province.