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Live auction - bgr_533462 - 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. 325-320 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lampsaque, Mysie
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 8,60 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, particulièrement bien centré au droit, un peu court au revers sur le symbole. Très belle tête d’Athéna avec le cimier complet. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

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, une boucle tournée à droite.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du trésor d’Anadol (IGCH. 866) provenant de la vente Schlessinger 13, 4 février 1935, n° 660 (ADM. 2, p. 20, n° 202, pl. 9).

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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