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Live auction - bgr_431975 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Tétradrachme MS
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Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : 2 332 €
Maximum bid : 2 333 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:08:11
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 171-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de haut relief. Revers de style fin où tous les détails sont visibles. Très jolie patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son coupant d’origine et de son brillant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient d’une vieille collection des années 1940 et de MONNAIES 51, n° 95

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée du roi à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite sur un foudre, les ailes déployées ; le tout entouré d'une couronne de chêne ; à l'exergue, une araire.
Reverse legend : BASI-LEWS// PER-SEWS// (MA)/ (AU)/ (AN).

Commentary


Portrait réaliste de toute beauté. Très légère trace de cassure de coin au droit au-dessus du sourcil. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. L’exemplaire de la vente Gorny 52, 6 novembre 1990 était proposé à 3000 DM (1500€).

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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