Demetrius II Nicator, King of the Seleukid Empire, AR Tetradrachm,
Tyre mint – (129-125 BC)
Diademed head of Demetrios right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm over shoulder.
After Alexander’s death in 323 BC his emprire was divided between his generals.
One of these generals was named Seleucus , he gained control of the eastern portoin of Alexander’s empire, from Syria to Afghanistan.
Demetrius II Nicator was king of Syria from 145 to139 and from 129 to 125 BC
Diameter: 28 mm
Material: Silver plated lead free pewter
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.
Ariel (verified owner) –
The coin is much more beautiful than the image. This king had a life rich with victories and defeats, finally was killed after betrayed by his own wife Cleopatra Thea, another colorful personality whose coin is available here too.