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bgr_346475 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Unité AU
175.00 €(Approx. 192.50$ | 154.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 6,44 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré mais court sur la légende au revers. Belle tête d’Héraklès. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron foncé
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bgr_346475

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier au pas à droite, couronnant son cheval ; devant le cheval, une étoile à huit rais.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ KASSAN/DR.U/ T-A.
Reverse translation : (du roi Cassandre).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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