Antiochus Ix. or Antiochus Cyzicenus
), king of SYRIA surnamed CYZICENUS (Κυζικηνός
) from Cyzicus, where he was brought up, and on coins Philopator (Φιλοπάτωρ
), reigned over Coele-Syria and Phoenicia from B. C. 111 to 96, as is stated in the preceding article. On the death of his brother, Antiochus VIII., he attempted to obtain possession of the whole of Syria; but his claims were resisted by Seleucus, the eldest son of Antiochus VIII.,by whom he was killed in battle, B. C. 95.
He left behind him a son, Antiochus Eusebes, who succeeded to the throne. (Justin, Appian, Joseph. ll. cc.;
Eckhel, iii. p. 241, &c.)
The reverse of the foregoing coin is the same as that of Antiochus VII.