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Live auction - bgr_503424 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme AU
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Starting price : 700 €
Estimate : 1 400 €
Price : 720 €
Maximum bid : 720 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:13:07
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 315-294 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Amphipolis
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 14,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, légèrement décentré au droit avec le grènetis visible. Belle tête de Zeus. Revers bien venu à la frappe légèrement stylisé. Patine superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. P

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, entre les antérieurs, un gamma pointé ; entre les jambes du cheval, un aphlaston (aplustre).
Reverse legend : FILIP-POU/ G..

Commentary


Au revers, le cavalier est stylisé.

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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