Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Demetrius I Soter (162-150 BC)

Mint

Antioch on Orontes

Province or Region

Seleucid Empire

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

25

Weight

18.08g

Obverse Description

Head of Apollo, r., laureate; bow and quiver behind.

Reverse Description

Tripod. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ

Comments

Demetrius instituted measures to suppress the Maccabean Revolt (see Books of Maccabees); sent his own highpriest to Judea. Grew up hostage in Rome. See I Maccabees 1:10-15.

Publisher

Pepperdine University Libraries

Digital Collection

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land

Credit Line

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives

Document Type

Article

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