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bgr_766395 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Demi-unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Demi-unité VF
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 294-284 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain, Macédoine
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 4,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Monogramme placé au centre d'un bouclier macédonien.

Reverse


Reverse description : Casque macédonien vu de face ; un croissant dans le champ.
Reverse legend : BA-SI.
Reverse translation : (Roi).

Commentary


L’attribution de ce type semble incertaine et non confirmée bien que Démétrius Poliorcète semble probable.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES

(294-288 BC)

Coinage in the name of Demetrios type

Demetrius, son of Antigone le Borgne who was killed at the Battle of Ipsos in 301 BC, crushed Ptolemy's fleet at the Battle of Salamis (The Victory of Samothrace statue). A great strategist, he received the title of Poliorcète (the besieger). King of Macedonia after the death of Cassander, in 294 BC, he was dethroned by Lysimachus and Pyrrhus and died a prisoner of Antiochus in Syria (283 AC.).

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