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Live auction - bgr_895108 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Statère d'or

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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 March 2024 14:10:40
Type : Statère d'or
Date: c. 340-336 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pella, Macédoine
Metal : gold
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Magnifique portrait d’Apollon. Revers agréable. Patine de collection
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Predigree :
Avec son certificat d'exportation de bien culturel n°244763 délivré par le ministère français de la Culture


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


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

Historical background


(359-336 BC)

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

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