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Live auction - bgr_463346 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP II Unité

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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 175 €
Maximum bid : 175 €
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:06:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Unité
Date: c. 356-336 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pella, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et ovale bien centré avec le grènetis visible au droit. Très belle tête d’Apollon. Revers particulier. Jolie patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Apollon à gauche, coiffé de la tainia.


Reverse description : Cavalier bondissant à gauche ; tête de lion sous le poitrail du cheval.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU.
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).


La datation repose sur le trésor de Drama (IGCH. 404). Ce type avec la tête à gauche semble beaucoup plus rare. Pour O. Hoover ce type a pu aussi être fabriqué après la mort du roi jusqu’en 294 avant J.-C. Le style du portrait est complètement différent des autres émissions au nom de Philippe. Ce type avec la tête de lion sous le cheval pourrait avoir été frappé à Lysimacheia en Thrace par Lysimaque.

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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