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Live auction - bgr_706632 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:12:48
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 171-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,11 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un très joli portrait, bien venu à la frappe. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Persée à droite.


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// (KI)/ (AU)/ (AN).
Reverse translation : (du roi Persée).


Ce type est beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux et que M. J. Price a mis en lumière grâce au trésor de Larissa (IGCH. 237) plus connu sous le nom de Sitichoro et qui aurait contenu entre 2.000 et 3.000 monnaies d’argent et qui aurait été enfoui vers 168-167 avant J.-C. juste après la défaite de Pydna.

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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