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E-auction 309-227431 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Cinquième de tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Cinquième de tétradrachme XF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 250 €
Price : 92 €
Maximum bid : 116 €
End of the sale : 18 March 2019 14:00:00
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Cinquième de tétradrachme
Date: c. 323/322 - 316/315 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis,Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, bien cent re des deux côté. Belle tête d’Apollon. Revers de style fin. Patine foncée de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier bondissant à droite ; dessous, entre les jambes, un delta dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : FILIPPoU.
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).

Commentary


Semble de mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du British Museum (Le Rider, p. 122, pl. 44/23. Même coin de revers que l’exemplaire du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF (Le Rider, np. 124, pl. 44/24).

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIPPE III Arridaeus

(323-316 BC)

Coining the name and type of Philip II

Philip, son of Philip II and half-brother of Alexander, was not any reason. On the death of the conqueror and to deficiency of power in order to maintain the fiction of the unity of the Empire, he was proclaimed king, but in fact it had no power. He was assassinated at the instigation of Olympias, the mother of Alexander, in 316 BC.

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