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Death[1] 92 BC
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Antiochus XI Epiphanes Philadelphus (; unknown – 93 BC) was a Hellenistic Seleucid monarch who reigned as the King of Syria between 94 and 93 BC. He was the son of Antiochus VIII and his wife Tryphaena. Antiochus XI lived his early life in a period characterized by the constant civil war between his father and his uncle Antiochus IX. The conflict ended with the assassination of Antiochus VIII and a quick succession in Antioch, the capital of Syria, of Antiochus IX then Antiochus VIII's eldest son Seleucus VI, who was expelled from the city by Antiochus IX's son, Antiochus X.

Following the murder of Seleucus VI in 94 BC, Antiochus XI declared himself king together with his twin brother Philip I. Dubious ancient accounts, that might be contradicted by archaeological evidence, report that Antiochus XI's first act was to avenge his late brother by destroying Mopsuestia in Cilicia, the city responsible for the death of Seleucus VI. In 93 BC, Antiochus XI took Antioch, an event not mentioned by ancient historians but confirmed through numismatic evidence. Antiochus XI appears to have been the senior king, minting coinage as a sole king and reigning alone in the capital, while Philip I remained in a base in Cilicia, but kept his royal title. Antiochus XI might have restored the temple of Apollo and Artemis in Daphne, but his reign did not last long. In the autumn of the same year, Antiochus X regrouped and counter-attacked; Antiochus XI was defeated and drowned in the Orontes River as he tried to flee.

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