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Live auction - bgr_409486 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS DOSON Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : 1 600 €
Maximum bid : 1 600 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:09:35
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 225 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 16,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré avec le grènetis visible au droit. Beau portrait de Poseidon. Usure régulière au revers. Patine de collection ancienne, légèrement granuleuse
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Hirsch 175, 23-26 septembre 1992, n° 246, de MONNAIES XXVI, n° 49 et de la collection D. C


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Poséidon à droite avec une couronne marine.


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


(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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