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Alexandros I Balas

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published on 18 January 2012
Alexandros I Balas was a Seleucid king from 152 BC to 145 BC. As the seleucid king Demetrius I Soter (162-150 BC) became more and more unpopular due to his arrogance and drunkennes, it was quite an easy task for the rival kingdoms, such as Pergamum or Egypt to stir up a revolt against him. As a competitor was lacking, two youngsters were found, a boy and... [continue reading]
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Coin of Alexander Balas

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published on 26 April 2012
The Greek inscription reads (king Alexander). The date ΓΞΡ is year 163 of the Seleucid era, corresponding to 150–149 BC
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Dacia

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published on 28 April 2011
Dacia was a region inhabited by the Dacians in the north of the Danube (modern Romania). The kingdom of Dacia was the creation of Burebistas (c. 80-44 BCE), who conquered and united several other Dacian principalities. Burebistas practically destroyed the Celtic tribes of the Scordiscii and subjected, or allied with, the Greek cities of the Western Black... [continue reading]
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