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bgr_815764 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS GONATAS Demi-unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS GONATAS Demi-unité VF
70.00 €(Approx. 74.90$ | 60.20£)
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 275-250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli bouclier. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Monogramme placé au centre d'un bouclier macédonien.
Obverse legend : (ANT).
Obverse translation : (Antigone).

Reverse


Reverse description : Casque macédonien vu de face ; monogramme dans le champ à droite.
Reverse legend : BA-SI.
Reverse translation : (Roi).

Commentary


L’attribution de ce type semble incertaine et non confirmée. Cependant une attribution au règne de Philippe III semble plus probable.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS GONATAS

(277-239 BC)

Coinage in the name of Antigonos type

Antigone Gonatas is the son of Demetrius Poliorcetes. He becomes king of Macedonia after crushing the Galatians in 277 at Lysimacheia. The latter had invaded Greece two years before and had sacked the sanctuary of Delphi.

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