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bgr_913958 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Drachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Drachme AU
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Price : 400.00 €
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 325-323 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Portrait de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Alexandre sous les traits d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore trônant à gauche, les jambes parallèles sur un siège sans dossier, tenant un aigle de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche ; un monogramme dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ (HD).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Historical background


MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT

(336-323 BC)

Coinage in the name and Alexander III the Great type

Alexander III the Great is the son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias. He was born in 356 BC, when Philip's horses were triumphing at the Olympic Games. On the death of his father, who was assassinated in 336 BC, he became king of Macedonia at the age of twenty. He immediately crushes the Thebans and razes the city which had revolted. In 334 BC, he went to Asia and, after the victory of Granicus, set out to conquer the Achaemenid Empire, which would take him to Persepolis, then to the gates of India. Back in Babylon, in 325, he married Roxane who gave him a son. Two years later, he died without having completed his work, aged thirty-three..

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