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Live auction - bgr_503203 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Statère d'or

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Statère d or AU
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Type : Statère d'or
Date: c. 332-323 AC.
Mint name / Town : Memphis, Égypte
Metal : gold
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,52 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Athéna bien venue à la frappe. Revers de haut relief. Petites marques de manipulations sur la tranche et dans le champ
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection R. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à aigrette, orné d'un serpent ; les cheveux tombant sur la nuque en mèches mêlées.

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké debout à gauche, les ailes déployées, tenant de la main droite une couronne et de la gauche la stylis ; dans le champ à gauche, un serpent tourné à gauche enroulé sur lui-même.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du British Museum (MP. 3967, pl. XIV, provenant de Lang en 1871, NC). Un exemplaire figurait dans le trésor de Larnaca (IGCH 1472, n°116) enfoui vers 300 avant J.-C., découvert en 1870 et qui aurait contenu plus de 1000 statères d’or de Philippe II, Alexandre III et Philippe III dont 96 exemplaires sont conservés au British Museum et 13 autres à Berlin. Mêmes coins de droit que les exemplaires du British Museum (MP. 3968, 3969a et b, pl. XIV.

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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