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Live auction - bgr_479623 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Cinquième de statère

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Cinquième de statère MS
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:05:56
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Cinquième de statère
Date: c. 315/314 - 295/294 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis,Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Apollon. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine de collection avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de LIVE AUCTION 1008 (bgr_393940) et de la collection P.-R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Apollon à droite, coiffé de la tainia.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier bondissant à droite ; dessous, entre les jambes, une massue couchée à droite.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU.
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Ce type, pour la dernière période, semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - CASSANDRE

(319-297 BC)

Coining the name and type of Philip II of Macedon

Cassandra, the first followers, succeeded his father, Antipater in 319 BC He allied himself with 315 Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus to fight Antigonus and Demetrius. In 311 BC, he killed Roxane and Alexander IV. In 305 BC he took the title of King. Cassandra triumphed Antigone Ipsos where it was killed. He was killed in 297 BC with his son Philip IV and his son Antigonus Gonatas who eventually succeeded him in 283 BC to the death of Demetrius Poliorcetes.

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