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Live auction - bgr_403684 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Cinquième de tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Cinquième de tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:12:48
Type : Cinquième de tétradrachme
Date: c. 323/322 - 316/315 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis,Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré à l’usure superficielle. Beau portrait d’Apollon. Joli revers, légèrement stylisé. Belle patine gris foncé de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES III, n° 24, de MONNAIES 53, N° 44 et de la collection D. C

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 epsilon dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU.
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF. (Le Rider, pl. 45, n° 31). Même coin de revers que l’exemplaire du Staatlische Museen de Berlin (coll. Löbbecke, Le Rider, pl. 45, n° 32).

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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