AR Tetradrachm, Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochus IX Philopator (Cyzicenus)

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Seller: discobolos (1,015) 100%, Location: Summerland, B.C., Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 174121603614 Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochus IX Philopator (Cyzicenus) (114/3-95 BC) AR Tetradrachm. Ptolema‹s (Ake). Obverse -Diademed head right, with long sideburn Reverse- BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΦIΛOΠATOΡOΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike on extended right hand & resting left hand on grounded shield, vertical spear propped in crook of arm, monogram in outer left field. Antiochus IX Eusebes Cyzicenus (Greek: Ἀντίοχος Εὐσεβής Κυζικηνός, "Antiochus the Pious, the Cyzicene") was a ruler of the Hellenistic Seleucid kingdom. He was the son of Antiochus VII Sidetes and Cleopatra Thea. He left the kingdom in 129 BC and went to the city of Cyzicus, but he returned in 116 BC to challenge his half-brother Antiochus VIII for power. The siblings fought a twenty-year civil war. In 112 BC Antiochus IX's wife Cleopatra IV was killed by her sister Tryphaena, the wife of Antiochus VIII. Tryphaena herself died shortly afterwards. Antiochus VIII was assassinated in 96 BC; he was succeeded by his sons Seleucus VI and Demetrius III. Antiochus IX then took the capital Antioch and married his deceased wife's sister Cleopatra Selene, who was herself the widow of Antiochus VIII. Seleucus VI continued the war against his uncle, who was killed in battle in 95 BC. Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned, Modified Item: No, Certification Number: 4281528-021, Certification: NGC, Date: 114-95 BC, Grade: XF 45, Composition: Silver, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available, Denomination: Tetradrachm

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