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Live auction - bgr_340727 - MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Tétradrachme MS
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 1 365 €
Maximum bid : 1 400 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:08:32
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 320-317 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 17,23 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage avec une magnifique patine de médaillier. Flan large et complet des deux côtés. Très joli revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes parallèles, assis à gauche sur un siège sans dossier, 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, un aplustre ; monogramme sous le trône.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ P°.

Commentary


Pour cette émission importante, nous n’avons pas pu distinguer de liaison de coins évidente bien qu’elles puissent exister.

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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