Initially an official under King Alexander I Balas, he led a revolt against Alexander’s successor Demetrius II Nicator in 144 BC. In 138 BC Demetrius II’s brother Antiochus VII Sidetes invaded Syria and brought his rule to an end.
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ TΡYΦANOΣ AYTOKΡATOΡOΣ to right and left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt;
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with printed description on insert.