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Live auction - bgr_623626 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 300-290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Uranopolis
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 17,03 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Superbe portrait d’Héraklès. Joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes croisées, assis à gauche sur un siège sans dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un cône surmonté d’un astre à huit rayons ; couronne sous le trône.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ C.

Commentary


Cet exemplaire manque dans le remarquable ouvrage de M. J. Price (MP. 509-523). L’auteur a assimilé deux variétés différentes (MP. 514 et 519). En revanche dans le trésor de Meydancikkale, G. Le Rider a bien isolé cette variété de monogrammes sous le numéro 370 (pl. 16).

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - CASSANDRE

(319-297 BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander III the Great

Cassandra, the first Epigoni, 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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