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Live auction - bgr_611221 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Tétradrachme MS
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 323/322-316/315 AC
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Amphipolis
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 14,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Magnifique revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection avec des reflets dorés et bleutés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier au pas à droite, tenant une palme de la main droite ; le cheval lève l'antérieur gauche ; sous le cheval, un croissant ; entre les antérieurs, un gamma .
Reverse legend : FILIP-POU/ G.

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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