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E-auction 331-246328 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS GONATAS Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS GONATAS Unité XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 48 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 19 August 2019 14:02:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 4,49 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés, court sur la légende de revers. Joli droit. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier au pas à droite, couronnant son cheval ; monogramme sous le poitrail.
Reverse legend : B-A/ (ANTI).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antigone).

Commentary


Ce type est aussi parfois attribué à Cassandre, mais avec le petit monogramme sous le cheval, il s’agit bien d’Antigone Gonatas.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - ANTIGONE Gonatas

(277-239 BC)

Coining the name and the type of Antigone (270-239 avant J.-C.)

Antigonus Gonatas, the son of Demetrius Poliorcetes. He became king of Macedonia after crushing the Galatians in 277 Lysimacheia. They had invaded Greece two years ago and had ransacked the sanctuary of Delphi.

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