, 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 in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy, and , answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. 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 in 168 B.C. -- , the free encyclopediaGS84682. Silver , 1801, 1336, 613, 1743, -, VF, well struck with high relief dies, very light corrosion, scratches, 4.199 g, maximum 16.5 mm, 0o, , Kolophon (near Degirmendere Fev, Turkey) mint, c. 310 - c. 301 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus AŽtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, B left, N under throne; $170.00 (Ä151.30)
, The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.
Lifetime issue! This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.
Myriandrus (or Myriandros) was an ancient Phoenician town and seaport located near the modern city of Iskenderun, Turkey. In 233 B.C., Alexander the Great intended to ambush of Darius III of at Myriandrus but in the end the battle took place near Issus. SH90196. Silver
, 3230, 1298, 27, gF, high relief, burnished areas, 16.073 g, maximum 28.3 mm, 135o, Myriandros (near Iskenderun, Turkey) mint, 325 - 323 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, throne without back, right leg forward (archaic lifetime ), feet on footstool, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, over club in left, Myriandrus under throne; ex CNG auction 324, of lot 691; SOLD
, Philip III and Alexander IV, c. 323 - 317 B.C., In the Name of Alexander
Struck after Alexander's death, under either Perdikkas or Antipater, regents during the joint reign of Alexander's mentally disabled half-brother, Philip III, and Alexander's infant son, Alexander IV. Philip was the bastard son of and a dancer, Philinna of . Alexander the Great's mother, , allegedly poisoned her stepson Philip III as a child, leaving him mentally disabled, eliminating him as a rival to Alexander. Neither Philip III nor Alexander IV was capable of actual rule. Both were selected only to serve as pawns. The regents held power, while Philip III was actually imprisoned. In 317, had Philip murdered to ensure the succession of her grandson. But Alexander IV would never rule. In 311 B.C., he and his mother Roxana were executed by the regent Kassander.SH67902. Silver
, 112, 854, aEF, excellent centering, rainbow , 17.224 g, maximum 26.5 mm, 180o, , Amphipolis mint, c. 322 - 320 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, throne without back, right leg forward (archaic lifetime ), in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, Phrygian helmet inner left; SOLD
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