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Live auction - bgr_605680 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 666 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:12:48
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 201-190 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 17,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré des deux côtés. Très joli portrait. Léger tréflage au revers. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes croisées, assis à gauche sur un siège avec 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, une rose.
Reverse legend : TEISULOS / RO / ALEXANDRoU.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Historical background


(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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