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bgr_535952 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme AU
600.00 €(Approx. 666.00$ | 534.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 315-305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carrhae, Mésopotamie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Héraklès ainsi qu’un joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
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 ; un monogramme sous le trône.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDRoU/ SU.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

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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