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Live auction - bgr_532693 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 24
Mint name / Town : Aké-Ptolémais,Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 17,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Belle tête d’Héraklès. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche sur un siège sans dossier, les jambes croisées, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une date araméenne.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ to.

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du British Museum (MP. 3248a). Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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