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Live auction - bgr_362926 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 2 200 €
Maximum bid : 2 700 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:06:51
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 171-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Portrait de Persée de toute beauté. Revers de haut relief bien venu à la frappe avec un infime petit défaut de métal devant le poitrail de l’aigle. Jolie patine superficielle avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES IX, n° 56 (8085 FF) et de la collection François Charrin


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


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite sur un foudre, les ailes déployées ; le tout entouré d'une couronne de chêne.
Reverse legend : BASI-LEWS// PER-SEWS// QE/ AI/ AN.
Reverse translation : (du roi Persée).


Malgré la rareté du type, nous n’avons pas relevé de liaison de coin pertinente. Cependant, nous avons proposé un exemplaire similaire avec les mêmes monogrammes au revers dans MONNAIES 47, n° 69.

Historical background


(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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