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bgr_837070 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Unité XF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 100.80£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 349-336 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,64 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré à l’usure régulière. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite ; au-dessous, un fer de lance à droite.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU.
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).

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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