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Live auction - bgr_599644 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 770 €
Maximum bid : 850 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:14:48
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 171-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Amphipolis
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. Très beau portrait, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers présentant une fine usure superficielle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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// NK/ AI/ AW.

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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