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bgr_705927 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Demi-unité de bronze

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Demi-unité de bronze AU
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Type : Demi-unité de bronze
Date: c. 336-332 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Amphipolis ?
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,36 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un très bel aigle au revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite sur un foudre, tournant la tête à gauche ; au-dessus, un croissant vu de dessus.
Reverse legend : ALEXA/NDROU.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Commentary


Au revers, l’aigle semble surmonter d’une crête, faisant penser à un coq. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente pour ce type. L’exemplaire du British Museum est entré en 1824 et provient de la collection Knight (MP. 91b, pl. CXLIV).

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - ALEXANDER THE GREAT III

(336-323 BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander III the Great

Alexander III the Great was the son of Philip II of Macedonia and Olympias. He was born in 356 BC, when the horses Philippe triumphant Olympics. On the death of his father, who was assassinated in 336 BC, he became king of Macedonia in twenty years. He got on the Thebans and shaves the city which had revolted. In 334 BC, he cut in Asia, after the victory of Granicus, participated in the conquest of the Achaemenid empire, which led him to Persepolis, and the gates of India. Return to Babylon in 325 he married Roxane giving him a son. Two years later, he died without completing his work, thirty-three years.

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