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Live auction - bgr_531603 - MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIP III ARRHIDAEUS Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 323-320 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 17,05 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Tête d’Héraklès un peu hiératique bien venue à la frappe. Frappe un peu molle au revers. 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, 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 de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, monogramme complexe.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ ALEXANDROU.
Reverse translation : (du roi Alexandre).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de Meydancikkale (Gülnar II n° 83, pl. 4). .

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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