Antiochus IX Cyzicenus

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Coin of Antiochus IX. The reverse shows Athena bearing Nike. The Greek inscription reads ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ (king Antiochus Philopatros).

Antiochus IX Eusebes, ruler of the Greek Seleucid kingdom, was the son of Antiochus VII Sidetes and Cleopatra Thea. Upon the death of his father in Parthia and his uncle Demetrius II Nicator's return to power (129 BC), his mother sent him to Cyzicus on the Bosporus, thus giving him his nickname. He returned to Syria in 116 BC to claim the Seleucid throne from half-brother/cousin Antiochus VIII Grypus, with whom he eventually divided Syria. He was killed in battle by the son of Grypus, Seleucus VI Epiphanes in 96 BC.

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Antiochus IX Cyzicenus
Born: Unknown Died: 96 BC
Preceded by
Antiochus VIII Grypus
Seleucid King
114–96 BC
with Antiochus VIII Grypus (125–96 BC)
Succeeded by
Seleucus VI Epiphanes