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Live auction - bgr_829140 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PERSEUS Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 171-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Amphipolis
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 15,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré. Très beau revers ainsi qu’un joli portrait, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
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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// X/ (AU)/ (LW).
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 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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