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Live auction - bgr_544384 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Tétradrachme MS
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 320-317 AC.
Mint name / Town : Babylone, Babylonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 16,48 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan court, bien centré des deux côtés. Superbe tête d’Héraklès, bien venue à la frappe. Très beau revers, finement détaillé et de haut-relief. Patine grise, légèrement tachée

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, les jambes croisées, assis à gauche sur siège avec dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche ; les pieds reposent sur un marchepied ; dans le champ à gauche, un buste radié et drapé d’Hélios de fae.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ FILIPPOU/ KU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Philippe.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIPPE III Arridaeus

(323-316 BC)

Coining the name of Philip III and type of Alexandre

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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