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Live auction - bgr_604903 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme AU
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Starting price : 450 €
Estimate : 900 €
Price : 480 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:13:36
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 310-290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthia
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 17,08 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe avec une petite chimère bien visible. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes croisées, assis à gauche sur un siège avec dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; les pieds reposent sur un marchepied ; dans le champ à gauche, statuette de la Chimère passant à gauche ; monogramme sous le trône.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU // (NO).

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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