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Live auction - bgr_764073 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 2 000 €
Maximum bid : 2 200 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:11:58
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 171-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Amphipolis
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,56 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait du Roi. Joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


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 ; à l'exergue, une araire.
Reverse legend : BASI-LEWS// PER-SEWS// (MA)/ (AU)/ F.
Reverse translation : (du roi Persée).

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 start to his reign, Perseus came into conflict with the Romans, who, since the battle of Cynoscephali in 197 BC, had controlled Greece. The conflict with the Macedonians was brief, but violent. The Romans invaded Macedonia and crushed Perseus at the double battle of Pydna in 168 BC. Defeated by Paul-Émile, Perseus was taken to Rome with his two sons, participated in the Triumph of his conqueror and died two years later captive in Italy (see denier de la gens Æmilia n°10, minted in 62 BC and which commemorates this event).

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