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E-auction 91-46636 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS MONOPHTALMUS Drachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS MONOPHTALMUS Drachme XF/VF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 90 €
Maximum bid : 95 €
End of the sale : 12 January 2015 15:00:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: an 38
Mint name / Town : Colophon, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large centré des deux côtés. Portrait bien venu à la frappe. Frappe molle et usure plus importante au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête 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 ; un croissant tourné à gauche sous le trône.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ (RKA).
Reverse translation : (D’Alexandre).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, les pieds de Zeus reposent sur un marchepied .

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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