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bgr_427262 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Unité XF
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Type : Unité
Date: (c. 305-297 AC.)
Date: c. 304-297 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré, mais court au revers sur la légende. Belle représentation du droit. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Casque macédonien avec couvre nuque; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Fer de lance.
Reverse legend : [B]ASILEW[S]/ KASSAND[ROU].
Reverse translation : (du roi Cassandre).

Commentary


Représentation inhabituelle.

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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