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bgr_576037 - MACEDONIA - PHILIPPI - AUGUSTUS Assarion

MACEDONIA - PHILIPPI - AUGUSTUS Assarion XF
150.00 €(Approx. 174.00$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: 356-345 AC.
Mint name / Town : Philippes, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 4,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Héraklès. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d’Héraklès à gauche coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Trépied ; dans le champ à gauche, un goryte et son arc.
Reverse legend : [FI]LIPPWN.
Reverse translation : (de Philippes).

Historical background


MACEDONIA - PHILIPPES - AUGUSTE

(27 BC - 14 AD)

It is that Philippi Antony and Octavian fought Brutus and Cassius who died. The colony was founded by Antoine after the battle (Antoni Iussu "Colonia Victrix philippensis", then refounded by Octavian in 30 BC after the battle of Actium.

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