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Live auction - bgr_599251 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme XF
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Starting price : 950 €
Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 970 €
Maximum bid : 970 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:14:18
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 300-295 AC.
Mint name / Town : Salamine, Chypre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 16,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière. Jolie représentation du droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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 ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

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, un monogramme ; à droite, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BA-SILEW-S / DHMHTRIOU/ (HARQ) / (PA).
Reverse translation : (du roi Démétrius).

Commentary


Exemplaire tout à fait exceptionnel. Monnaie associée abusivement à la victoire navale 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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