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Live auction - bgr_532703 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 880 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:06:33
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 315/314 - 295/294 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 13,90 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré. Belle tête de Zeus. Revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe avec la tête du cavalier bien visible. Patine gris foncé de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés.
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.


Reverse description : Cavalier au pas à droite, tenant une palme de la main droite ; le cheval lève l'antérieur à droite ; sous le cheval, une torche allumée.
Reverse legend : FILIPP-OU/ L/ (OK).
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).


Revers particulièrement bien venu pour le type.

Historical background


(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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