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Live auction - bgr_580688 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS MONOPHTALMUS Drachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS MONOPHTALMUS Drachme AU
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 310-301 AC.
Mint name / Town : Troade, Abydos
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,22 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré. Joli portrait. Flan légèrement taché à 6h. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes croisées, assis à gauche sur un siège sans dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; monogramme dans le champ à gauche ; au-dessous, une proue de navire à gauche ; caducée couché à droite sous le trône.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU// (MANT).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Commentary


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Les drachmes furent principalement frappées après la mort d'Alexandre le Grand, surtout en Asie Mineure. L’activité de l'atelier d’Abydos débute entre 328 et 325 avant J.-C. pour s'arrêter ver 297 avant J.-C. Notre drachme est frappée entre 310 et 301 avant J.-C., au moment où Antigone le Borgne contrôlait l’atelier.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - Antigonus

(323-301 BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander III the Great

After the death of Philip III in 316 BC, the power was widely disputed between Olympias, mother of Alexander, Alexander IV and Successors, especially Cassandra and Antigone. Antigonus appears on the political scene in 321 BC by crushing Eumenes, satrap of Cappadocia, who was assassinated by Antigonus in 316 BC From the following year, between Antigone in fight against Seleucus, Ptolemy, Lysimachus and Cassander. Antigone occupies Syria and proclaims the freedom of the Greek cities in 314 BC Antigonus and his son Demetrius fought in Gaza. A peace that excludes Seleucus was signed in 311 BC In 306, Demetrius won the naval victory of Salamis in Cyprus. Antigone takes the title of King, imitated by other Diadoques. Finally, Antigone is defeated and killed at the battle of Ipsos in 301 BC.

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