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Live auction - bgr_432129 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme - retiré/withdrawn

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme - retiré/withdrawn AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 June 2017 14:00:00
Type : Tétradrachme - retiré/withdrawn
Date: c. 325-323 AC
Mint name / Town : Myriandrus, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête d’Héraklès. Revers de style fin, de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes parallèles, 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 lotiforme de la gauche ; ankh dans le champ à gauche et au-dessous, massue dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ (MI).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Commentary


Poids léger. Notre exemplaire est très proche de l’exemplaire du British Museum (MP. 3230a, pl. XCI).

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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