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bgr_713944 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Cinquième de tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Cinquième de tétradrachme XF
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Type : Cinquième de tétradrachme
Date: c. 315/314 - 295/294 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis,Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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


Poids léger.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER

(319-297 BC)

Coinage in the name of Philipp II of Macedonia type

Cassander, the first of the epigones, succeeded his father, Antipater, in 319 BC. He allied himself in 315 with Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus to fight Antigone and Demetrius. In 311 BC, he killed Roxane and Alexander IV. In 305 BC, he took the title of King. Cassander triumphed over Antigone at Ipsos where the latter died. He was killed in 297 BC with his son Philip IV. After the death of Demetrius Poloircète in 283 BC, it was his son Antigone Gonatas who ascended the throne of Macedonia.

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