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Live auction - bgr_413071 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 680 €
Maximum bid : 680 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:07:32
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 342/341 - 337/336 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pella, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 14,20 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Zeus. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES IV, n° 33 et de la collection D. C

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier au pas à droite, tenant une palme de la main droite ; le cheval lève l'antérieur à droite ; sous le cheval, entre ses jambes, foudre horizontal.
Reverse legend : FILIP-POU// N, (Filippou).
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).

Commentary


Semble complètement inédit et non répertorié. Appartient au groupe II de l’atelier de Pella. Légèrement barbarisé.

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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