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Live auction - bgr_686827 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Statère d'or

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Statère d or AU
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Estimate : 3 200 €
Price : 2 800 €
Maximum bid : 2 800 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:09:44
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Statère d'or
Date: c. 323-319 AC.
Mint name / Town : Téos, IOnie
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,58 g.
Rarity : R2
Slab
slab NGC
NGC :
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier avec de petites marques sur la tranche. Belle tête d’Athéna. Joli revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire sous coque NGC AU (Strike 4/5, Surface 2/5)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à aigrette, orné d'un serpent ; les cheveux tombant sur la nuque en mèches mêlées.

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké debout à gauche, les ailes déployées, tenant de la main droite une couronne et de la gauche la stylis ; dans le champ à gauche, un griffon tourné à droite.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Commentary


Monnaie montée anciennement. L’attribution à l’atelier de Téos repose sur le griffon qui avait orné le monnayage aux époques archaïques et classiques. Il a été étudié par M. Thompson et A. R. Bellinger en 1955.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS

(323-316 BC)

Coinage in the name of Philipp III and Alexander type

Philip, son of Philip II and the half-brother of Alexander, was not entirely in his right mind. On the death of the conqueror and faced with the lack of power, in order to maintain the fiction of the unity of the Empire, he was proclaimed king, but in fact he had no power. He was assassinated at the instigation of Olympias, Alexander's mother, in 316 BC.

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