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E-auction 377-289321 - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - ALEXANDER IV Demi-unité

KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - ALEXANDER IV Demi-unité F
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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 7 €
Maximum bid : 7 €
End of the sale : 06 July 2020 14:00:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 323-315 AC.
Mint name / Town : Salamine, Chypre
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de gorgone placée au centre d'un bouclier macédonien.

Reverse


Reverse description : Casque macédonien ; dans le champ à gauche, un caducée.
Reverse legend : B-A.

Commentary


Dans la nouvelle édition de l’ouvrage d’O. Hoover (HGCS 3/1, n° 958) ce type est attribué à Alexandre IV, le fils posthume d’Alexandre le Grand et de Roxane. Ce type particulier attribué à Salamine de Chypre aurait été frappé sous l’autorité de Nicocréon, dernier roi de Salamine (331-311 avant J.-C..

Historical background


KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - ALEXANDRE IV

(316-311 BC)

Alexander is the son of Alexander III and Roxane. On the death of his father, the noble Macedonian prefer his uncle, half-brother of Alexander, Philip Arridaeus, yet simple-minded. After the assassination of the latter, the son of Alexander and her mother are going to be a victim appetites of followers who want to maintain the fiction of the Empire while trying to capture the reality of power. Refugees with Olympias, Alexander's mother, Roxane and Alexander IV are finally murdered in 316 BC.

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