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Live auction - bgr_729722 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 475 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:10:22
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 325-320 AC.
Mint name / Town : Damas, Syrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 17,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très joli revers, finement détaillé. Portrait agréable. Patine grise, légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis sur un siège sans dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, les jambes parallèles, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un protomé de bélier tourné à droite ; quatre globules dans le cantonnement de l’un des barreaux du siège.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ DA.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Historical background


(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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