"After this Trypho came back with the little boy Antiochus, who became king and was crowned. All the troops that Demetrius had summarily dismissed rallied to Antiochus, and made war on Demetrius, and he turned tail and fled. Trypho captured the elephants and seized Antioch.
"Young Antiochus then wrote to Jonathan the following letter, 'I confirm you in the high-priesthood and set you over the four districts and appoint you one of the Friends of the King'." (1 Maccabees 11: 54-57)
This was Antiochus VI Dionysos (145-142 B.C.). Demetrius II was also king of Syria. The coin therefore points out that the forces of Antiochus have the war elephants.
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