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bgr_712649 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Demi-unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Demi-unité XF
180.00 €(Approx. 196.20$ | 149.40£)
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 349-336 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Amphipolis
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,68 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant une très jolie contremarque. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
ANS.978  - GC.-  - BMC.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Héraklès à droite, coiffé de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite ; au-dessous, un fer de lance tourné.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU.
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).

Commentary


Contremarque (caducée) au revers.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIPPE II

(359-336 BC)

Philip of Macedon was the brother of Perdiccas III (365-359 AC.), Both son of Amyntas III (381-369 AC).. Their eldest brother Alexander II was assassinated by Ptolemy who received the regency Perdiccas III and Philip II (369-365 AC).. Ptolemy was eventually killed by Philip II in 365 BC while his brother was death by fighting the Illyrians six years later. Philip II began the conquest of the Greek world from 357 BC He was indefatigable enemy of Athens and Demosthenes. He grabbed Amphipolis in 357 BC and took twenty years to conquer Greece. The victory crowned his work Chaeronea in 338 BC He was assassinated in 336 BC, at the instigation of his first wife, Olympias, who was afraid of his son Alexander, dispossessed of the throne Macedonia after the birth of a boy from a second marriage.

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