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Live auction - bgr_624820 - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - ALEXANDER IV Drachme

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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 08 December 2020 14:08:06
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 323-319 AC
Mint name / Town : Magnésie du Méandre, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe revers, bien détaillé ainsi qu’une belle tête d’Héraklès. Belle patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche sur un trône sans dossier, les jambes croisées, 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 un monogramme ; un autre sous le trône.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU.

Historical background


(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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