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bgr_505466 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Hemiobole

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Hemiobole VF
100.00 €(Approx. 111.00$ | 90.00£)
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Type : Hemiobole
Date: c. 331-323 AC
Mint name / Town : Babylone, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 6,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 0,30 g.
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et carquois surmonté d’une massue (non visible).
Reverse legend : [ALEXANDRoU/ S].
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Commentary


C’est l’une des plus petites divisions frappées sous le règne d’Alexandre III le Grand. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le présentons à la vente.

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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