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Live auction - bgr_532756 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Statère d'or

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Statère d or AU
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Estimate : 6 500 €
Price : 3 800 €
Maximum bid : 3 800 €
End of the sale : 04 June 2019 14:10:38
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère d'or
Date: c. 340-336 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pella, Macédoine
Metal : gold
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de belle qualité pour ce type monétaire sur un petit flan parfaitement centré. Très belle tête élégante d’Apollon. Revers bien venu à la frappe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Certificat d’exportation n° 162993

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite sans baies dans la couronne.

Reverse


Reverse description : Bige galopant à droite, conduit par un aurige, tenant les rênes et le kentron ; sous le bige, un foudrz.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU.
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).

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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