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bgr_374558 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERDICCAS II Tetrobole, étalon léger

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERDICCAS II Tetrobole, étalon léger XF/VF
135.00 €(Approx. 152.55$ | 121.50£)
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Type : Tetrobole, étalon léger
Date: c. 446/445 - 438/437 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aigai, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,75 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, légèrement décentré au revers. Joli droit. Usure plus prononcée au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Cheval libre passant au pas à droite, levant l'antérieur gauche ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Casque macédonien avec aigrette dans un carré linéaire double ; le tout, dans un carré creux.

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - Perdiccas II

(454-413 BC)

Perdiccas II is the son of Alexander I (495-454 BC), whom he succeeded. During the Peloponnesian War, he opposed Athens allied with Sparta. After taking Potidaea 430 BC, he dealt with Athens. Break intervened after taking Plataea. Brasidas seized Amphipolis where he died in 424 BC Perdiccas II did not live long enough to see the fall of Athens. During his long reign, he also had to fight against the Thracian tribes that periodically tried to invade his kingdom.

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