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E-auction 326-241787 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ALEXANDER III THE GREAT Unité AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 173 €
Maximum bid : 183 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:01:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 330-320 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 6,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court mais bien centré. Joli portrait d’Héraklès, bien venu à la frappe. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
MP.326 a - M.- - GC.6739 var - HGCS. 3/1--

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Légende entre un un goryte avec son arc à gauche et une massue tournée à droite.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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