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bgr_733959 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Unité XF
140.00 €(Approx. 152.60$ | 117.60£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 356-336 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 6,42 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, ovale, centré. Très joli portait d’Apollon. Patine foncée avec des reflets bleutés
Catalogue references :
ANS.909  - GC.6696

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Apollon à droite, coiffée de la tainia.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II

(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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