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Live auction - bgr_739240 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : 3 550 €
Maximum bid : 7 650 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:09:22
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 355-349/8 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Pella
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Portrait de toute beauté ainsi qu’un revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.


Reverse description : Cavalier au pas à gauche (Philippe II), coiffé du pétase et d’un manteau flottant, levant la main droite .
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU // HM.

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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