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Live auction - bgr_595551 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme XF
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : 357 €
Maximum bid : 357 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:09:42
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 325-323 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylone, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 17,14 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine grise
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 avec dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; les pieds reposent sur un marchepied ; dans le champ à gauche une kylix ; monogramme sous le trône.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ (IFLI)/ M.

Commentary


Les jambes du Zeus sont bien parallèles ce qui indique que la pièce a été frappée du vivant d’Alexandre.

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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