Antiochus X Eusebes

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Antiochus X Eusebes
A coin bearing the portrait of the Seleucid king Antiochus X
Antiochus X's portrait on the obverse of a tetradrachm
King of Syria (Seleucid Empire)
Reign 95– 92 or 88 BC
Predecessor Seleucus VI, Demetrius III
Successor Demetrius III, Philip I
Born c. 113 BC
Died 92 or 88 BC
Spouse Cleopatra Selene
Issue
Detail
Antiochus XIII
Dynasty Seleucid
Father Antiochus IX
Mother Cleopatra IV ?

Antiochus X Eusebes Philopator (Greek: Ἀντίοχος Εὐσεβής Φιλοπάτωρ; c. 113–92 or 88 BC) was a Hellenistic Seleucid monarch who reigned as the King of Syria between 95 and 92 or 89/88 BC (224 Seleucid year (SE)).[note 1] He was the son of Antiochus IX and perhaps his Egyptian wife Cleopatra IV. He lived at a period that witnessed a general disintegration of Seleucid Syria characterized by civil wars, foreign interference by Ptolemaic Egypt and incursions by the Parthians. Antiochus IX was killed in 95 BC at the hands of Seleucus VI, the son of his half-brother and rival Antiochus VIII. Antiochus X declared himself king and avenged his father by defeating Seleucus VI, who was eventually killed.

Antiochus X did not enjoy a stable reign as he had to face three of Seleucus VI's brothers; Antiochus XI and Philip I defeated Antiochus X and expelled him from the capital Antioch in 93 BC, but he was able to regain his position and killed Antiochus XI. This led to the interference of Demetrius III, who supported his brother Philip I. The civil war continued but its final outcome is uncertain due to the contradictions of ancient historians' accounts. Antiochus X married his stepmother, Antiochus IX's widow Cleopatra Selene, and had several children with her, including later king Antiochus XIII.

The death of Antiochus X is shrouded in mystery. The year of his demise is traditionally given by modern scholars as 92 BC, but other dates are also possible including the year 224 SE (89/88 BC). The most reliable account of his end is that of the first century historian Josephus, who wrote that Antiochus X marched east to fight off the Parthians when they attacked a queen called Laodice; the identity of this queen and who her people were are debated. Other accounts exist: the ancient Greek historian Appian has Antiochus X defeated by the Armenian king Tigranes II and losing his kingdom; the third century historian Eusebius wrote that Antiochus X was defeated by his cousins and escaped to the Parthians before asking the Romans to be reinstated on the throne. Modern scholars prefer the account of Josephus and question practically every aspect of the versions presented by other ancient historians. Numismatic evidence shows that Antiochus X was succeeded in Antioch by Demetrius III, who controlled the capital c. 225 SE (88/87 BC).

Background, early life and name[edit]

Antiochus IX, father of Antiochus X

The second century BC witnessed the disintegration of the Syria based Seleucid Empire due to never-ending dynastic feuds and foreign Egyptian and Roman interference.[2][3] Amid constant civil wars, Syria fell to pieces.[4] Seleucid pretenders fought for the throne, tearing the country apart.[5] In 113 BC, Antiochus IX declared himself king in opposition to his half-brother Antiochus VIII.[6] The siblings fought relentlessly for a decade and a half until 96 BC, when Antiochus VIII was killed.[7] The following year, Antiochus VIII's son Seleucus VI marched against Antiochus IX and killed him near the Syrian capital Antioch.[8]

Egypt and Syria attempted dynastic marriages to maintain a degree of peace.[9] Antiochus IX married several times; known wives are his cousin Cleopatra IV of Egypt, whom he married in 114 BC,[10][11] and her sister Cleopatra Selene, the widow of Antiochus VIII.[note 2][15] Some historians, such as John D. Grainger, maintain the existence of a first wife unknown by name who was the mother of Antiochus X.[7] Others, such as Auguste Bouché-Leclercq, believe that the first wife of Antiochus IX and the mother of his son was Cleopatra IV,[10] in which case Antiochus X would have been born in c. 113 BC.[16] None of those assertions are based on evidence, and the mother of Antiochus X is not named in ancient sources.[17] Antiochus is a Greek name meaning "resolute in contention".[18] The capital Antioch received its name in deference to Antiochus, the father of the Seleucid dynasty's founder Seleucus I;[19] the name became dynastic and many Seleucid kings bore it.[20][21]

Reign[edit]

Divided Syria c. 92 BC

According to Josephus, following the death of his father, Antiochus X went to the city of Aradus where he declared himself king;[22] it is possible that Antiochus IX, before facing Seleucus VI, sent his son to that city for protection.[23] Aradus was an independent city since 137 BC, meaning that Antiochus X made an alliance with it, since he would not have been able to subdue it by force at that stage of his reign.[24] As the lines of Antiochus VIII and Antiochus IX fought over Syria, the descendants of each king portrayed themselves in the likeness of their respective fathers to indicate their legitimacy; Antiochus X's busts on his coins showed him with a short nose that ends with an up-turn, like his father.[25] Ancient Hellenistic kings did not use regnal numbers. Instead, they usually employed epithets to distinguish themselves from other rulers with similar names; the numbering of kings is mostly a modern practice.[26][20] On his coins, Antiochus X appeared with the epithets Eusebes (the pious) and Philopator (father-loving).[27][28] According to Appian, the king received the epithet Eusebes from the Syrians because he escaped a plot on his life by Seleucus VI, and, officially, the Syrians thought that he survived because of his piety, but, in reality, it was a prostitute in love with Antiochus X who saved him.[29]

Coin of Antiochus X minted in Antioch

Beginning his reign in 218 SE (95/94 BC),[23] Antiochus X was deprived of resources and lacked a queen. He therefore married a woman who could provide what he needed, his step mother, Cleopatra Selene.[30] Antiochus X was probably no more than twenty years old while his wife was in her forties.[31] This union was not unprecedented in the Seleucid dynasty, as Antiochus I had married his stepmother Stratonice,[30] but nevertheless, the marriage was scandalous. Appian commented that he thought the real reason behind the epithet "Eusebes" to be a joke by the Syrians, mocking Antiochus X's piety, as he showed loyalty to his father by bedding his widow.[note 3][31] Appian concluded that it was "divine vengeance" for his marriage that eventually led to Antiochus X's fall.[29]

Coin of Antiochus X minted in Tarsus

One of Antiochus X's first actions was to avenge his father;[33] in 94 BC, he advanced on the capital Antioch and drove Seleucus VI out of northern Syria into Cilicia, where he perished in Mopsuestia as a result of a revolt.[note 4][35] During the Seleucid period, currency struck in times of campaigns against a rival or a usurper showed the king bearded,[36] and what seems to be the earliest bronze coinage of Antiochus X shows him with a curly beard,[33] while later currency, apparently meant to show the king in firm control of his realm, depicted Antiochus X clean shaven.[37] Early in 93 BC, the brothers of Seleucus VI, Antiochus XI and Philip I, having avenged Seleucus VI by sacking Mopsuestia, advanced on Antioch, defeated Antiochus X, and expelled him from the city. Antiochus XI then reigned alone in the capital.[38] Antiochus X recruited new soldiers and attacked Antioch the same year. He emerged victorious, while Antiochus XI drowned in the Orontes River as he tried to flee.[39]

Now Antiochus X ruled northern Syria and Cilicia;[37] around this time, Mopsuestia minted coins with the word "autonomous" inscribed. This new political status seems to have been a privilege bestowed upon the city by Antiochus X, who, as a sign of gratitude for Mopsuestia's role in eliminating Seleucus VI, apparently not just rebuilt it, but also compensated it for the damage it suffered at the hands of Seleucus VI's brothers.[40] In the view of the numismatist Hans von Aulock (de), some coins minted in Mopsuestia may carry a portrait of Antiochus X.[note 5][42] Other cities also minted the king's coinage, including Tripolis, Berytus,[43][44] and perhaps the autonomous city of Ascalon.[note 6][45] In the capital, Antiochus X might have been responsible for building a library and an attached museum on the model of the Library of Alexandria.[note 7][47] Philip I was probably centered at Beroea; his brother, Demetrius III, who ruled Damascus, supported him and marched north probably in the spring of 93 BC.[48] Antiochus X faced fierce resistance from his cousins.[49] In the year 220 SE (93/92 BC), the city of Damascus stopped issuing coins in the name of Demetrius III, then resumed the following year;[50] this could have been the result of incursions by Antiochus X, which weakened his cousin and made Damascus vulnerable to attacks by the Judaean king Alexander Jannaeus.[51]

Children[edit]

The Roman statesman Cicero wrote about two sons of Antiochus X and Cleopatra Selene who visited Rome during his time (between 75 and 73 BC); one of them was named Antiochus.[52] The king might have also fathered a daughter with his wife;[53] according to Plutarch, the Armenian king Tigranes II, who killed Cleopatra Selene in 69 BC, "put to death the successors of Seleucus, and [carried] off their wives and daughters into captivity".[53] This statement makes it possible to assume that Antiochus X had at least one daughter with his wife.[54]

  • Antiochus XIII: mentioned by Cicero.[55] His epithets raised questions about how many sons with that name Antiochus X fathered;[56] when Antiochus XIII issued coins as a sole ruler, he used the epithet Philadelphos ("brother-loving"), but on jugate coins that show Cleopatra Selene as regent along with a ruling son named Antiochus, the epithet Philometor ("mother-loving") is used.[56] Historian Kay Ehling (de), agreeing with the view of Bouché-Leclercq, argued that two sons, both named Antiochus, resulted from the marriage of Antiochus X and Cleopatra Selene.[56] Cicero, on the other hand, left one of the brothers unnamed, and clearly stated that Antiochus was the name of only one prince.[52] Ehling's theory is possible but only if "Antiochus Philometor" was the prince named by Cicero, and the brother, who had a different name, assumed the dynastic name Antiochus with the epithet Philadelphos when he became king following the death of Antiochus Philometor.[55] In the view of historian Adrian Dumitru, such a scenario is complicated; more likely, Antiochus XIII bore two epithets: Philadelphos and Philometor.[55][57]
  • Seleucus VII: the numismatist Brian Kritt deciphered and published a newly discovered jugate coin bearing the portrait of Cleopatra Selene and a co-ruler in 2002.[58][59] Kritt's reading gave the name of King Seleucus Philometor and, considering the epithet which means mother loving, equated him with the unnamed son mentioned by Cicero.[60] Kritt gave the newly discovered king the regnal name Seleucus VII.[61] Some scholars, such as Lloyd Llewellyn Jones and Michael Roy Burgess (de), accepted the reading,[62][63] but the numismatist Oliver D. Hoover rejected Kritt's reading as the coin is badly damaged and some of the letters cannot be read. Hoover proposed a different reading where the king's name is Antiochus, to be identified with Antiochus XIII.[59]
  • Seleucus Kybiosaktes: the unnamed son mentioned by Cicero does not appear in other ancient literature.[64] Seleucus Kybiosaktes, a man who appeared c. 58 BC in Egypt as a husband of its queen Berenice IV, is identified by modern scholarship with the unnamed prince.[note 8][66] According to Strabo, Kybiosaktes pretended to be of Seleucid descent.[64] Kritt considered it plausible to identify Seleucus VII with Seleucus Kybiosaktes.[61]

End and succession[edit]

 A coin depicting a queen and a king. The queen's portrait is in the front.
The coin of Cleopatra Selene and Antiochus XIII from Seyrig's collection

Information about Antiochus X after the interference of Demetrius III is scanty.[50] Ancient sources and modern scholars present different accounts and dates for the demise of the king.[67][50] Antiochus X's end as told by Josephus, which has the king killed during a campaign against the Parthians, is considered the most reliable and likely by modern historians.[68][65] The majority of scholars accept the year 92 BC for Antiochus X's end.[50][69]

It is known from numismatic evidence that Demetrius III eventually succeeded Antiochus X in Antioch.[70] Eusebius stated that Antiochus X was ejected from the capital by Philip I in 220 SE (93/92 BC); this statement is contradicted by the coins of Demetrius III, who was not mentioned at all by Eusebius.[50] In 1949, a jugate coin of Cleopatra Selene and Antiochus XIII, from the collection of the French archaeologist Henri Arnold Seyrig, was dated by historian Alfred Bellinger to 92 BC and ascribed to Antioch.[67] Based on Bellinger's dating, some modern historians, such as Ehling, proposed that Cleopatra Selene enjoyed an ephemeral reign in Antioch between the death of her husband and the arrival of his successor.[71] Bellinger doubted his own dating and the coin's place of issue in 1952, suggesting Cilicia instead of Antioch.[56] This coin is dated by many twenty-first century scholars to 82 BC.[71]

Year of death[edit]

No known coins issued by the king in Antioch contain a date.[72] Josephus wrote that the king fell soon after Demetrius III's interference, but this statement is vague.[50] Most scholars, such as Edward Theodore Newell, understood Josephus' statement to indicate 92 BC. According to Hoover, the dating of Newell is apparently based on combining the statement of Josephus with that of Eusebius regarding Antiochus X's ejection from the capital in 220 SE (93/92 BC). Hoover considered Newell's dating hard to accept; a market weight from Antioch bearing Antiochus X's name, from 92 BC, might contradict the dating of 220 SE (93/92 BC).[50] On the other hand, in the year 221 SE (92/91 BC), the city of Antioch issued civic coinage mentioning no king;[50] Hoover noted that the civic coinage mentions Antioch as the "metropolis" but not as autonomous, and this might be explained as a reward from Antiochus X bestowed upon the city for supporting him in his struggle against his cousins.[note 9][50]

In 2007, using a methodology based on estimating the annual die usage average rate (the Esty formula), Hoover proposed the year 224 SE (89/88 BC) for the end of Antiochus X's reign.[note 10][75] Later in 2011, Hoover noted that this date is hard to accept considering that during Antiochus X's second reign in the capital, only one or two dies were used per year, far too few for the Seleucid average rate to justify a long reign.[76] Hoover then noted that there seem to be several indications that the coinage of Antiochus X's second reign in the capital, along with the coinages of Antiochus XI and Demetrius III, were re-coined by Philip I who eventually took Antioch c. 87 BC, thus explaining the rarity of those kings' coins.[77] Hoover admitted that his conclusion is "troubling".[78] Marek Jan Olbrycht (pl) considered Hoover's dating and arguments too speculative, as they contradict ancient literature.[69]

Manner of death[edit]

The manner of the king's death varies depending on which ancient account is used. The main ancient historians providing information on Antiochus X's end are Josephus, Appian, Eusebius and Saint Jerome:[79]

The account of Josephus: "For when he was come as an auxiliary to Laodice, queen of the Gileadites, when she was making war against the Parthians, and he was fighting courageously, he fell."[22] The people of Laodice, their location, and who she was, are hard to determine,[80][81] as surviving manuscripts of Josephus' work transmit different names for the people.[68] Gileadites is an older designation based on the Codex Leidensis (Lugdunensis) manuscript of Josephus' work, but the academic consensus uses the designation Sameans,[30] based on the Codex Palatinus (Vaticanus) Graecus manuscript.[68]

  • Based on the reading Gileadites: In the view of Bouché-Leclercq, the division of Syria between Antiochus X and his cousins must have tempted the Parthian king Mithridates II to annex the kingdom. Bouché-Leclercq, agreeing with Alfred von Gutschmid, identified the mysterious queen with Laodice, daughter of Antiochus VIII, and wife of Mithridates I, the king of Commagene, which had recently detached from the Seleucids, and suggested that Laodice resided in Samosata.[82][83] Bouché-Leclercq hypothesized that Antiochus X did not go to help the sister of his cousins and rivals, but to stop the Parthians before they reached his own borders.[82] Adolf Kuhn, on the other hand, considered it implausible that Antiochus X would support a daughter of Antiochus VIII and he questioned the identification with the queen of Commagene.[note 11][85] Ehling, attempting to explain Antiochus X's assistance of Laodice, suggested that the queen was a daughter of Antiochus IX, a sister of Antiochus X.[49]
  • Based on the reading Sameans: Josef Dobiáš (cs) considered Laodice a queen of a nomadic tribe based on the similarities between the name from the Codex Palatinus (Vaticanus) Graecus with the Samènes, a people mentioned by Stephanus of Byzantium as an Arab nomadic tribe. This would solve the problems posed by the identification with the queen of Commagene, and end the debate regarding the location of the people, as the nature of their nomadic life makes it impossible to determine exactly the place where the fight took place. Dobiáš attributed the initiative to Antiochus X who was not merely trying to defend his borders but actively attacking the Parthians.[86]

The account of Appian: Antiochus X was expelled from Syria by Tigranes II of Armenia.[29] Appian gave Tigranes II a reign of fourteen years in Syria ending in 69 BC.[87] That year witnessed the retreat of the Armenian king due to a war with the Romans. Hence, the invasion of Syria by Tigranes, based on the account of Appian, probably took place in 83 BC.[note 12][87][89] Bellinger dismissed this account, and considered that Appian confused Antiochus X with his son Antiochus XIII.[67] Kuhn considered a confusion between father and son to be out of the question because Appian mentioned the epithet Eusebes when talking about the fate of Antiochus X. In the view of Kuhn, Antiochus X retreated to Cilicia after being defeated by Tigranes II, and his sons ruled that region after him and were reported visiting Rome in 73 BC.[85] Christopher J. Bennett, considered it possible that Antiochus X retreated to Ptolemais after being defeated by Tigranes since it became his widow's base.[90] However, numismatic evidence proves that Demetrius III controlled Cilicia following the demise of Antiochus X, and that Tarsus minted coins in his name c. 225 SE (88/87 BC).[91] In his history, Appian failed to mention the reigns of Demetrius III and Philip I in the capital which preceded the reign of Tigranes II. According to Hoover, Appian's ignorance of the intervening kings between Antiochus X and Tigranes II might explain how he confused Antiochus XIII, who is known to have fled from the Armenian king, with his father.[92]

Eusebius and others: According to Eusebius, who used the account of Porphyry, Antiochus X was ejected from the capital by Philip I in 220 SE (93/92 BC) and fled to the Parthians.[note 13][50][67] Eusebius added that following the Roman conquest of Syria, Antiochus X surrendered to Pompey, hoping to be reinstated on the throne, but the people of Antioch paid money to the Roman general to avoid a Seleucid restoration. Antiochus X was then invited by the people of Alexandria to rule jointly with the daughters of Ptolemy XII, but he died of illness soon after.[65] This account has been questioned by many scholars, such as Hoover and Bellinger.[50][67] The story told by Eusebius contains factual inaccuracies, as he wrote that Antiochus X surrendered to Pompey, while at the same time Philip I was captured by the governor of Syria Aulus Gabinius.[50][95] However, Pompey left Syria in 62 BC,[96] and Aulus Gabinius was appointed governor of Syria in 57 BC.[97] Also, the part of Eusebius' account regarding the surrender to Pompey echoes the fate of Antiochus XIII;[98] the writer seems to be confusing the fate of Antiochus X with that of his son.[67][72] The second century historian Justin, writing based on Trogus, also confused the father and son, as he wrote that Antiochus X was appointed king of Syria by the Roman general Lucullus following the defeat of Tigranes II in 69 BC.[92][65]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Some dates in the article are given according to the Seleucid era which is indicated when two years have a slash separating them. Each Seleucid year started in the late autumn of a Gregorian year; thus, a Seleucid year overlaps two Gregorian ones.[1]
  2. ^ The 6th-century monk and historian John Malalas wrote that following the war between Antiochus VII and Parthia, a daughter of the Parthian king, named Brittane, was married to Antiochus IX, Antiochus VII's son, to end the conflict.[12] The work of Malalas is considered generally unreliable by scholars,[13] but 16 or 17 years separate the death of Cleopatra IV and the marriage of Antiochus IX and Cleopatra Selene; it would be very strange for the king to have remained unmarried throughout this period.[14]
  3. ^ Modern historians David Levenson and Thomas Martin explained the epithet Eusebes as an official title of the king that was later used by the Syrians to mock him, which gave rise to the story told by Appian.[32]
  4. ^ According to Eusebius, the final battle between Antiochus X and Seleucus VI took place near the Cilician city of Mopsuestia.[34]
  5. ^ Several factors support assigning the portrait on the autonomous coins to Antiochus X. First, the city was anti-Seleucus VI, and the aforementioned king was defeated by Antiochus X, making it logical to assume that the latter was the monarch who gave the city its autonomy. Second, two of those coins bear what seems to be the monogram AKZ, which translates to the Seleucid year 224, i.e. 89/88 BC Gregorian, but the monogram is not securely read. This year is within the reign span of Antiochus X. Von Aulock did not affirm the attribution, and left the space open for the possibility that the king depicted is Seleucus VI, or maybe not even a Syrian king altogether.[41] The portrait could be that of a god or a hero instead.[42]
  6. ^ Ascalon, though not under the direct authority of the Seleucids, minted coinage bearing royal portraits; a coin dating to year 12 of Ascalon's autonomy, 222 SE (91/90 BC), bears a royal portrait resembling that of Antiochus X, and the numismatist Arnold Spaer suggested that it is possible, although he did not affirm it.[45]
  7. ^ The builder could also be Antiochus IX; according to Malalas, king Antiochus Philopator built the library with the money left for that purpose by a Syrian merchant named Maron who died in Athens. Three Seleucid kings bore the epithet Philopator: Antiochus IX, Antiochus X and Antiochus XII; the latter can not be the builder since he only ruled Damascus and never took control of Antioch.[46]
  8. ^ According to Cassius Dio, a "Seleucus", who in 58 BC became a husband of Berenice IV, was killed by his wife.[64] Strabo's version of the story talks about a man, bearing the epithet "Kybiosaktes" ("salt-fish dealer"), who claimed to be a Seleucid prince, and married Berenice IV who eventually killed him.[64] According to Eusebius, who used the work of Porphyry as a source, Antiochus X himself attempted to marry Berenice IV but died of a sudden illness.[65] Combining the accounts of Cassius Dio and Strabo, Bellinger named the Seleucid husband of Berenice IV "Seleucus Kybiosaktes".[64] The similarities of the accounts of Dio Cassius and Strabo indicate that the same character was the subject of those classical accounts; modern scholars identify Antiochus X and Cleopatra Selene's unnamed son with Seleucus Kybiosaktes.[60]
  9. ^ The civic coins were made of bronze and were minted until 69 BC; they were produced alongside royal coins, evidenced by the coins of Antiochus X's successors in the city, Demetrius III and Philip I, which were made of silver, indicating that issuing silver coinage remained a royal privilege.[73]
  10. ^ The Esty formula was developed by the mathematician Warren W. Esty; it is a mathematical formula that can calculate the relative number of obverse dies used to produce a certain coin series. The calculation can be used to measure the coinage's production of a certain king and thus estimate the length of his reign.[74]
  11. ^ The Codex Leidensis (Lugdunensis) manuscript have Γαλιχηνών (which was rendered as Gileadites by William Whiston in his English translation of the work of Josephus) as the name of Laodice's people.[30][22] The name from the manuscript is obviously damaged and altered; Alfred von Gutschmid identified the Laodice mentioned by Josephus with the queen of Commagene and corrected Gilead to Kαλλινιχηνών (the people of Callinicos, i.e. modern Raqqa).[84][83] Kuhn, citing Otto Puchstein's rejection of Gutschmid's identification, questioned Gutschmid's reading of Kαλλινιχηνών, and noted that the name came to designate Raqqa at a much later date than the period of Antiochus X.[85] Josef Dobiáš (cs) noted that regardless of when Callinicos started to be applied to Raqqa, it is doubtful that the city belonged to Commagene at all.[86]
  12. ^ Eusebius gave Tigranes a reign of seventeen years in Syria, thus, according to this account, Tigranes conquered the country in 86 BC.[87] Based on several arguments contradicting Appian's account, Hoover suggested that Tigranes invaded Syria only in 74 BC.[88]
  13. ^ In the view of Edgar Rogers, Philip I was able to rule Antioch immediately after Antiochus XI,[93] but it cannot be maintained that Philip held the capital at any time before the demise of his cousin Antiochus X and his brother Demetrius III; this would contradict both the numismatic evidence and ancient literature, since no source indicates that Demetrius III pushed Philip out of Antioch.[94]

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  79. ^ Hoover 2007, pp. 290–292.
  80. ^ Sievers 1986, p. 134.
  81. ^ Dumitru 2016, pp. 264, 266.
  82. ^ a b Bouché-Leclercq 1913, p. 421.
  83. ^ a b Von Gutschmid 1888, p. 80.
  84. ^ Dobiáš 1931, pp. 222 223.
  85. ^ a b c Kuhn 1891, p. 36.
  86. ^ a b Dobiáš 1931, p. 223.
  87. ^ a b c Sayar, Siewert & Taeuber 1994, p. 128.
  88. ^ Hoover 2007, p. 297.
  89. ^ Brennan 2000, p. 410.
  90. ^ Bennett 2002a, p. note 31.
  91. ^ Lorber & Iossif 2009, pp. 103, 104.
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  93. ^ Rogers 1919, p. 32.
  94. ^ Hoover 2007, p. 294.
  95. ^ Eusebius 1875, p. 261.
  96. ^ Burns 2007, p. 46.
  97. ^ Downey 2015, p. 148.
  98. ^ Hoover 2007, p. 292.

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External links[edit]

  • Antiochus X's recently discovered coin (after 2008) in "The Seleucid Coins Addenda System (SCADS)" website maintained by Oliver D. Hoover. Exhibiting what might be the king's first coin bearing a date, 221 SE (92/91 BC).
  • Antiochus X's recently discovered coin (after 2008) in "The Seleucid Coins Addenda System (SCADS)" website maintained by Oliver D. Hoover. Exhibiting the king's first known coin minted in Tarsus.
  • The coin possibly dating to 221 SE (92/91 BC) exhibited in the blog of the numismatist Jayseth Guberman.
  • The biography of Antiochus X in the website of the numismatist Petr Veselý.


Antiochus X Eusebes
Born: 113 Died: 92 or 88 BC
Preceded by
Seleucus VI
Demetrius III
King of Syria
95–92 or 88 BC
with Demetrius III (95–92 or 88 BC)
Antiochus XI (94–93 BC)
Philip I (94-92 or 88 BC)
Succeeded by
Demetrius III
Philip I