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Live auction - bgr_533480 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Drachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Drachme MS
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2019/06/04 14:00:00
bgr_533480
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 295-275 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible au droit. Joli revers de style fin, bien venu à,la frappe. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes parallèles, assis à gauche sur un siège sans dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un foudre posé verticalement.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDRO[U]// (MI).

Commentary


Exemplaire de toute beauté.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - Demetrius Poliorcetes

(301-288 BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander III the Great

Demetrius the son of Antigonus, who was killed at the battle of Ipsos in 301 BC He crushed Ptolemy's fleet at the Battle of Salamis in Cyprus (The statue of Winged Victory). Great strategist, he received the nickname Poliorcetes (the assiégeur). King of Macedonia after the death of Cassandra, in 294 BC, he was dethroned by Lysimachus and Pyrrhus and Antiochus died prisoner in Syria (283 BC.).

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