Creator

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Period

Hellenistic

Ruler

Demetrius III (96-87 BC)

Mint

Damascus

Province or Region

Syria

Date

95/94 BC

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

20

Weight

4.83g

Obverse Description

Head of Demetrius, r., radiate.

Reverse Description

Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY ΦIΛOΠATOΡOΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ

Comments

King of Syria; son of Antiochus Grypus, pretender to the throne of Antiochus X., whom he supplanted in 95 B.C. after a severe struggle. He divided the authority with his brother Philip, keeping Cœle-Syria. Invaded Judea in 89 BC.

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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