, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C., Struck in the Name of Philip
Struck in the name of Philip III Arrhidaeus, Alexander the Great's half-brother, under the regent Perdikkas. Philip III and Alexander's infant son, Alexander IV, were made joint kings after Alexander's death. 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 and both were selected only to serve as pawns. Perdikkas held power, while Philip III was actually imprisoned. In 317, Philip was murdered by to ensure the succession of her grandson.GS75259. Silver , P26, 1099, 937, -, -, VF, and struck, , , light marks, 4.229 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 0o, , Abydus(?) mint, c. 323 - c. 319 B.C; of Herakles right, wearing scalp headdress tied at the neck; ΦIΛIΠΠOY, Zeus 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, MH left, horse's leg under throne; $180.00 (€160.20)
, 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 Rome in 168 B.C. -- , the free encyclopediaGS76130. Silver , 1560; , Series XIX, 375; 252; 972; 158; 486, gVF, dark , 4.163 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 0o, , Abydos(?) mint, c. 303 - 302 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, ME left, ivy leaf under throne; $180.00 (€160.20)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., ,
was founded in 399 B.C. by Archelaus (413 - 399 B.C.) as his capital. It was the seat of and of his son, Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C., it was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. Later the city was destroyed by an earthquake. By 180 A.D., Lucian could describe it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants."RB79934. Bronze AE 24, 3735 (R4), 33, 6479, -, F, portrait, attractive green , , 11.112 g, maximum 24.2 mm, 0o, mint, 13 Mar 222 - Mar 235 A.D.; IMP C SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped, and right; COL IVL AVG , city-goddess seated left, on , right hand raised to shoulder; $180.00 (€160.20)
, , 88 - 31 B.C.
Cassander of founded in 315 B.C. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great. The Romans made the capital of the Roman province of 168 B.C.GB79940. Bronze AE 26, 19, pl. 23, 9; 804; 369; p. 112, 35, F, green , 11.809 g, maximum 25.9 mm, 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, 88 - 31 B.C.; laureate of , I above; two Centaurs prancing, back to back, each with cloak flying behind and holding a branch, ΘEΣΣAΛO/NIKHΣ in two lines in ; $170.00 (€151.30)
Amphipolis, , c. 168 - 149 B.C.
On 22 June 168 B.C., Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus won the decisive Battle of Pydna. Perseus of was made prisoner and the Third Macedonian War ended. Paullus executed 500 Macedonians, exiled many more to Italy and confiscated their belongings in the name of Rome but according to Plutarch, keeping too much to himself. On the return to Rome in 167 BC, his legions were displeased with their share of the plunder. To keep them happy, Paullus stopped in , a kingdom suspected of sympathizing with ; 70 towns were sacked, 150,000 people enslaved and the region was left to bankruptcy. Paullus' return to Rome was glorious. With the immense plunder collected in and , he celebrated a spectacular triumph, featuring the captured of himself. The senate awarded him the Macedonicus.GB83472. Bronze AE 19, p. 48, 40 - 41; 51; -; -, Nice VF, attractive , nice green , 5.610 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 0o, Amphipolis mint, c. 168 - 149 B.C.; ivy-wreathed of Dionysos right; goat standing right, AMΦIΠO/ΛEITΩN in two lines, starting above, ending in ; ; $170.00 (€151.30)
, Perseus, 179 - 168 B.C.
Perseus of was the last of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in created after the death of Alexander the Great. After losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 B.C., came under Roman rule.
The hero Perseus, the legendary founder of and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths in the cult of the Twelve . Perseus was the hero who killed and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster. GB83486. Bronze AE 19, cf. 1142, 1275, 628, -, VF, green , 5.227 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 180o, or Amphipolis mint, c. 179 - 168 B.C.; of hero Perseus right, wearing winged helmet peaked with , right; standing facing on thunderbolt, wings open, right, B − A flanking above wings, Π-E flanking across lower outside wings, in ; $170.00 (€151.30)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., ,
was founded around 315 B.C. by Cassander, of , on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a daughter of and a half-sister of Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C. it became the capital of the Secunda and in 146 B.C. it was made the capital of the whole Roman province of . Due to its and location at the intersection of two major Roman roads, grew to become the most important city in . was important in the spread of Christianity; the First Epistle to the Thessalonians written by Paul the Apostle is the first written book of the New Testament.RB79951. Bronze AE 29, p. 186, 7 (V5/R9); III 618; 4295 (R4); 849 var. (no crescent), 412 var. (same); -, F, excellent portrait, dark green , adjustment marks, , 16.494 g, maximum 28.5 mm, 180o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, emission 1, phase 1, 25 Jan 98 - 103 A.D.; TPAIANOC, laureate right; ΘECAΛΛONIKEWN, flying right, raising in extended right hand, frond over shoulder in left hand, small crescent with horns up in right ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was home to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The likely depicts a local statue of .RP79971. Bronze AE 22, 339; p. 54, 91 - 93; 177; 100; 976, F, green , 5.991 g, maximum 21.5 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 13 Sep 81 - 18 Sep 96 A.D.; AYTO ∆OMITIANOC, laureate right; AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; $160.00 (€142.40)
, Philip V, 221 - 179 B.C.
Philip's reign was principally marked by an unsuccessful struggle against the emerging power of Rome. Philip was attractive and charismatic as a young man. A dashing and courageous warrior, he was inevitably compared to Alexander the Great and was nicknamed the darling of all .GB83488. Bronze AE 25, 24a; 1110, 1181; 1258 ff. var. ( ), III/2 25 var. (same), aVF, nice sea-green , edge bump, edge split, marks, light corrosion, 13.892 g, maximum 25.4 mm, 180o, Macedonian mint, 183 - 182 B.C.; of right; winged thunderbolt, ∆I over BAΣIΛEΩΣ above , ΦIΛIΠΠOY below, all within oak ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D., of
The Macedonian (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of and responsible for issuing coinage. Member cities sent representatives to participate in the popular assembly. The held celebrations and games annually at Beroea (modern Verria) in of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor.RB83510. Bronze AE 25, 1345; 730; /2 277; 3050 (R4) var. (Ω vice W); p. 28, 156 var. (laureate), VF, nice green , , cut on lower , 11.478 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 270o, 7 Mar 161 - 17 Mar 180 A.D.; ANTWNINOC, right; MAKE∆ONWN, thunderbolt with four wings; $160.00 (€142.40)
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