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Live auction - bgr_420795 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:08:12
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 325-323 AC
Mint name / Town : Sidé, Pamphylie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 17,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête d’Héraklès. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Savoca et de la collection Laurent F

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis sur un siège avec dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la main gauche ; devant les jambes, une couronne.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS//ALEXANDROU/ DI.
Reverse translation : (du roi Alexandre).

Commentary


Émission frappée du vivant d’Alexandre III le Grand.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT

(336-323 BC)

Coinage in the name and Alexander III the Great type

Alexander III the Great is the son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias. He was born in 356 BC, when Philip's horses were triumphing at the Olympic Games. On the death of his father, who was assassinated in 336 BC, he became king of Macedonia at the age of twenty. He immediately crushes the Thebans and razes the city which had revolted. In 334 BC, he went to Asia and, after the victory of Granicus, set out to conquer the Achaemenid Empire, which would take him to Persepolis, then to the gates of India. Back in Babylon, in 325, he married Roxane who gave him a son. Two years later, he died without having completed his work, aged thirty-three..

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