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Live auction - bgr_469421 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS MONOPHTALMUS Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - ANTIGONUS MONOPHTALMUS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:19:36
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 317-311 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylone, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 17,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré au droit avec un très beau portrait d’Héraklès. Revers de style fin pour ce type, un peu court au revers sur la légende. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de l’INTERNET AUCTION 1007 (bgr_385756)

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes parallèles, mais la jambe gauche fléchie, assis à gauche sur un siège avec dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; les pieds reposent sur un marchepied ; dans le champ à gauche, un monogramme ; monogramme dans une couronne sous le trône.
Reverse legend : [BAZILEWS]/ ALEXANDROU/ (AU).

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Ce type est frappé à l’instigation d’Antigone le Borgne après avoir chassé Séleucus Ier de Babylone.

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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