Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Demetrius I Soter (162-150 BC)

Mint

Tyre

Province or Region

Seleucid Empire

Date

159/158 BC

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

20

Weight

5.92g

Obverse Description

Head of Demetrius, r., diademed.

Reverse Description

Stern of gallley. Date above: LΔNP (Year 154=159/8 BC) ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY in two lines above, TYPIΩN and Phoenician inscription “of Tyre” in two lines in ex.

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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