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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

18

Weight

4.10g

Obverse Description

Head of Demetrius, r., radiate.

Reverse Description

Hermes stands left on square base, holding palm frond and kerykeion; to outer left, N above Θ. 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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