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Live auction - bgr_721623 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS DOSON Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS DOSON Tétradrachme AU
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Starting price : 5 000 €
Estimate : 10 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 December 2022 14:16:13
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 225 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis,Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 17,10 g.
Rarity : R2
Slab
slab NGC
NGC :
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant un très beau portrait de Poséidon, de très bon style. Joli revers. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire sous coque NGC Ch XF (Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5), Fine Style

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Poséidon à droite avec une couronne marine ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu assis à gauche sur la proue d'un navire, tenant un arc de la main droite ; à l'exergue, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ANTIGONOU.
Reverse translation : (Du roi Antigone).

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - ANTIGONE doson

(229-221 BC)

Antigone Doson is a cousin of Demetrius II (239-229 AC). Whom he succeeded Philip V (221-179 AC.) His son was too young. Ally Antiochus Hierax (246-227 AC)., Brother and unhappy competitor Seleucus II, Antigone won a brilliant naval victory over the Ptolemaic fleet and Carian and Rhodian allies in 227 BC off the island Andros in the Cyclades. Ally to the Achaean league, Antigone Doson, won an important victory and finally crushed the Spartan power at the Battle of Sellasia in 222 BC.

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