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Live auction - bgr_682523 - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - PHILIP III Statère d'or

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Estimate : 3 500 €
Price : 3 200 €
Maximum bid : 3 200 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:18:12
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Statère d'or
Date: c. 323-315 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pella, Macédoine
Metal : gold
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 8,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite avec baies dans la couronne.


Reverse description : Bige galopant à droite, conduit par un aurige, tenant les rênes et le kentron ; au-dessus du bige, une tête de trident tournée à droite.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOU, (Filippou).
Reverse translation : (de Philippe).


Exemplaire monté anciennement.

Historical background


(323-315 BC)

Coining the name and type of Philip II of Macedon

Philip of Macedon is the brother of Perdiccas II (365-359 AC), both son of Amyntas III (381-369 AC). Their older brother Alexander was assassinated by Ptolemy who received the regency Perdiccas III and Philip II (369-365 AC).. Ptolemy was eventually killed by Philip II in 365 BC while his brother was death by fighting the Illyrians six years later. Philip II began the conquest of the Greek world from 357 BC He was tireless enemy of Athens and Demosthenes. He grabbed Amphipolis in 357 BC and took twenty years to conquer Greece. The victory crowned his work Chaeronea in 338 BC when he was assassinated in 336 BC, at the instigation of his first wife, Olympias, who was afraid of his son Alexander, dispossessed of throne of Macedonia after the birth of a boy from a second marriage.

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