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Live auction - bgr_364766 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme MS
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:04:13
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 323 AC.
Mint name / Town : Byblos, Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 17,10 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire sur un flan ovale, légèrement décentré au revers. Portrait d’Héraklès particulier de toute beauté, taillé à la serpe. Magnifique revers, de haut relief, finement détaillé. Très belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Abdo Ayoub

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes croisées, assis à gauche sur un siège sans dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ (DR).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la boutique GRECQUES (bgr_326079).

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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