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bgr_780642 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS GONATAS Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS GONATAS Unité XF
90.00 €(Approx. 97.20$ | 76.50£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 4,92 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré des deux côtés. Joli revers. Patine marron
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 - 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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