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Live auction - bgr_452294 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:09:46
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 289-288 AC
Mint name / Town : Pella, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,21 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Démétrius un peu court sur le cou. Frappe un peu molle et tréflée du revers. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Hubert Lanz et de la collection Laurent F

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Démétrius Poliorcète diadémée à droite, ornée de cornes de taureau.

Reverse


Reverse description : Poséidon nu, debout à gauche, le pied droit posé sur un rocher, le bras droit posé sur son genou et tenant un trident de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS / DHMHTRIOU/ (KRE)/ (HR).
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius).

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente pour ce type.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - Demetrius Poliorcetes

(294-288 BC)

Coining the name and type of Demetrius

Demetrius, son of Antigonus, who was killed at the battle of Ipsos in 301 BC, Ptolemy's fleet crushed at the Battle of Salamis (The statue of Winged Victory). Great strategist, he received the title of 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 AC)..

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