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Live auction - bgr_533393 - MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Drachme

MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Drachme AU
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bgr_533393
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 323-317 AC.
Mint name / Town : Magnésie du Méandre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête d’Héraklès. Joli revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche, les jambes croisées, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une abeille ; dans le champ à droite, un fer de lance.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU.
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que le même au nom d’Alexandre.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIPPE III Arridaeus

(323-316 BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander III the Great

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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