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

14

Weight

3.5g

Obverse Description

Head of Horse, r.

Reverse Description

Head of Elephant, r. 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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