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Live auction - bgr_470436 - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - ALEXANDER IV Drachme

KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - ALEXANDER IV Drachme MS
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:19:06
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 323-319 AC
Mint name / Town : Magnésie du Méandre, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Magnifique tête d’Héraklès. Revers finement détaillé. Très jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche sur un trône sans dossier, les jambes parallèles, 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 droite entre le trône et le sceptre, un thyrse vertical.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU.

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente pour ce type.

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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