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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Hellenistic Monarchies > Alexander the Great > GS76139
Macedonian Kingdom, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, 323 - 301 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C., he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy, and Lysimachus, answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C. Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. -- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GS76139. Silver drachm, Price 1779 var. (AΛ), Müller Alexander 1679 var. (same), SNG Cop 926 var. (same), Prokesch-Osten I 311 var. (same), SNG Munchen -, VF, dark uneven toning, Ionia, Kolophon (near Degirmendere Fev, Turkey) mint, weight 4.206g, maximum diameter 17.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 310 - 301 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, ΛEI monogram left, ΛA under throne; $100.00










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