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Live auction - bgr_539746 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 920 €
Price : 660 €
Maximum bid : 660 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:14:07
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 300-290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Uranopolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 17,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Héraklès. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Monnaies et Médailles (Bâle) en novembre 1973 avec certificat (P. Strauss)

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 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 cône surmonté d’un astre à neuf rayons ; monogramme sous le trône.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDR.U/ Q// (ME).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du Britih Museum (MP., p. 140, n° 521, pl. XXXII).

Historical background


MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES

(301-288 BC)

Coinage in the name of Alexander III the Great type

Demetrius, is the son of Antigone le Borgne who was killed at the battle of Ipsos in 301 BC. He crushed the fleet of Ptolemy at the battle of Salamis in Cyprus (The statue of the Victory of Samothrace). A great strategist, he received the nickname of Poliorcète (the besieger). King of Macedonia after the death of Cassander, in 294 BC, he was dethroned by Lysimachus and Pyrrhus and died a prisoner of Antiochus in Syria (283 BC)..

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