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E-auction 240-163241 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Demi-unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Demi-unité VF
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2017/11/20 14:01:00
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 171-168 AC
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Amphipolis
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure importante, identifiable.
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Persée sous les traits du héros mythologique, coiffée d'un casque ailé orné d'un griffon.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout de face sur un foudre, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à droite.
Reverse legend : B-A/ P(ER).

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PERSÉE

(179-168 BC)

Perseus, the eldest son of Philip V (221-179 AC.), Succeeded his father and was the last king of Macedonia. After a promising beginning of the reign, Perseus came into conflict with the Romans, who, since the battle of Cynoscephalae in 197 BC, controlled Greece. The conflict with the Macedonians was brief but violent. The Romans invaded Macedonia and crushed Perseus double battle of Pydna in 168 BC Conquered by Paul-Émile, Perseus was taken to Rome with his two son, participated in its Triomphe winner and died two years later captive in Italy (see the denier of the people Æmilia No. 10, struck in 62 BC and which commemorates this event).

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