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bgr_732975 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme XF
320.00 €(Approx. 348.80$ | 268.80£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 318-317 AC
Mint name / Town : Aké-Ptolémais,Phénicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 16,17 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli revers. Usure plus marqué sur le visage d’Héraklès. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche sur un siège sans dossier, les jambes croisées, 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, une date araméenne.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

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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