Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes), 138-129 BC

AE19. 5.58g, 18.6mm
MINTED: Antioch on the Orontes mint, Year 176 (137/6 BC)
REF: HGC 9, 1087
OBVERSE: Winged bust of Eros right. 

REVERSE: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ, Headdress of Isis; ςOP (Seleukid Era date) in exergue.



Almost Very Fine. Dark, bluish-green patina.

Historical Notes:

Antiochos VII was perhaps the last significant king of the once mighty Seleukid Empire.  He is said to have earned the name Euergetes ('the Benefactor') because of how well he treated the Jews after his successful siege of Jerusalem.  He fought warred against the Parthian Empire under Mithridates I, defeating and killing the king in battle, but in 129 BC, was himself killed by Mithridates's successor, Phraates II. 

SELEUKID KINGDOM . Antiochos VII Sidetes, 138-129 BC . AE19 . Eros / Isis Crown

SKU: 2655
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