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Live auction - bgr_588920 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme MS/AU
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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:08:26
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 315/314 - 295/294 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Amphipolis
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Superbe portrait de Zeus, bien venu à la frappe. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier au pas à droite, tenant une palme de la main droite ; le cheval lève l'antérieur à droite ; sous le cheval, une torche allumé et un canthare .
Reverse legend : FILIP-POU/ L/.

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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