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bgr_815815 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Demi-unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Demi-unité XF
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 298-295 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain, Carie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Jolie proue. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête casquée à d’Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien.

Reverse


Reverse description : Proue de galère à droite ; devant, une double hache (labrys).
Reverse legend : BA/ (MW).
Reverse translation : (Roi).

Commentary


L’attribution à Démétrius Poliorcète est attestée.

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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