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Live auction - bgr_779908 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 354/3-349/8 AC.
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Pella
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 14,46 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Joli portrait de Zeus ainsi qu’un revers agréable, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés


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 ; un astre à huit rais entre les antérieurs du cheval ; fer de lance à l’exergue ; grènetis circulaire.
Reverse legend : FILIP-POU.
Reverse translation : (De Philippe).

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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