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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Hellenistic Monarchies > Macedonian Kingdom > GB81107
Macedonian Kingdom, Kassander, 319 - 297 B.C.
Kassander was the son of Antipater and Regent for the young son of Alexander the Great. Notorious for his cruelty, in 311 B.C., he executed Alexander IV and his mother Roxana. We can date this coin, with the royal title BAΣIΛEΩΣ, to after 305 B.C. when he declared himself king. -- Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
GB81107. Bronze AE 16, SNG Alpha Bank 937 ff., SNG Cop 1154 ff. var. (monogram), VF, Macedonia, Pella or Amphipolis mint, weight 2.989g, maximum diameter 16.4mm, die axis 0o, 305 - 297 A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAΣΣAN∆POY, lion stands left breaking spear with mouth and right fore-leg, monogram in exergue; attractive black patina with red earthen highlighting; SOLD











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