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E-auction 371-283397 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERDICCAS II Tetrobole, étalon lourd

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERDICCAS II Tetrobole, étalon lourd VF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 64 €
End of the sale : 25 May 2020 14:05:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Tetrobole, étalon lourd
Date: c. 437/436 - 432/431 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Aigai
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,05 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Métal cristallisé au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Cavalier macédonien passant au pas à droite, coiffé de la kausia, tenant deux javelines transversales ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Protomé de lion bondissant à droite ; au-dessus, un caducée tourné à droite ; le tout dans un carré creux.

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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