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Live auction - bgr_615991 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 450 €
Maximum bid : 1 450 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:18:59
bidders : 5 bidders
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 legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.


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


(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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