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Live auction - bgr_529256 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 342/341 - 329/328 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 14,38 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible au droit. Belle tête de Zeus. Joli revers de style fin, légèrement stylisé. Jolie patine de collection ancienne


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


Reverse description : Cavalier au pas à droite, tenant une palme de la main droite ; le cheval lève l'antérieur à droite ; entre les jambes du cheval, une abeille stylisée et une poupe de navire entre les antérieurs.
Reverse legend : FILIP-POU.
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de l’American Numismatic Society.

Historical background


(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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