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Live auction - bgr_521489 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 300-295 AC.
Mint name / Town : Salamine, Chypre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,98 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle représentation du droit. Joli revers à l’usure plus prononcée. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P.-R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Niké debout à gauche, sur une proue de bateau, tenant un stylis de la main gauche et une trompette de la droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Poséidon nu, marchant à gauche, vu de dos, tenant son manteau de la main droite et brandissant un trident de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une double hache.
Reverse legend : BA-SILE-WS / DHMHTRIOU/ (HR).
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius).

Commentary


Monnaie commémorant une victoire navale, similaire à celle de Samothrace dont on peut voir la statue au Musée du Louvre à Paris.

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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