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Antiochus VI Dionysus


Coin of the Seleucid king Antiochus VI Epiphanes. Altes Museum, Berlin (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering.
Antiochus VI Dionysus (Altes Museum, Berlin)
Antiochus VI Dionysus: name of a Seleucid king, ruled from 145/144 to 140.

Successor of: Alexander I Balas

Relatives:

Main deeds:
  • Born c.147
  • 145/144: The child's father is dethroned by Demetrius II Nicator, but the boy's life is saved by Diodotus Tryphon, who proclaims him king
  • 141 or 140: Killed by Diodotus, who claims the throne for himself
Succeeded by: Diodotus Tryphon

Sources:

Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine

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