thenickelguy Posted June 6, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 6, 2022 None of this info came out of my hat, I found it elsewhere and hope it is accurate. I do like to add information rather than just post pictures. Antiochos VI Dionysos 145-142 BC Serratus (Bottlecap) Antioch mint Elephant on reverse Antiochos VI Dionysos (145-142), AE Serratus, Antioch mint. Av.: Radiate and diademed head right, crowned with ivy of Antiochus VI right Rv.: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ ANTIOXOY/ EΠΙΦΑNOYΣ∕ ΔΙΟNYΣOY, Elephant advancing left, holding torch in trunk. SC 2006. VF, Attractive desert patina Weight: 6.92 g. Antiochus VI Dionysus (c. 148–142/1 BC), king of the Hellenistic Seleucid kingdom. Antiochus VI did not actually rule. Either already in 145 or in early 144 BC he was nominated by the general Diodotus Tryphon as heir to the throne in opposition to Demetrius II. In c. 142/141 BC, the young king died. Some ancient authors make Diodotus Tryphon responsible for the death of the king, others write that he died during a surgery. Antioch on the side of the Orontes River, was a Hellenistic city. Its ruins lie near the current city of Antakya, Turkey, to which the ancient city lends its name. Antioch was founded near the end of the fourth century BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals. The city's geographical, military, and economic location benefited its occupants, particularly such features as the spice trade, the Silk Road, and the Royal Road. It eventually rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East. The city was the capital of the Seleucid Empire until 63 BC, when the Romans took control, making it the seat of the governor of the province of Syria. 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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