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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Macedonian Kingdom| > GB81361
Macedonian Kingdom, Kassander, 319 - 297 B.C.
Amphipolis was a magnificent ancient Greek polis (city), and later a Roman city, whose impressive remains can still be seen. It is famous in history for events such as the battle between the Spartans and Athenians in 422 B.C., and also as the place where Alexander the Great prepared for campaigns leading to his invasion of Asia. Alexander's three finest admirals, Nearchus, Androsthenes and Laomedon, resided in this city and it is also the place where, after Alexander's death, his wife Roxane and their small son Alexander IV were exiled and later murdered. Excavations in and around the city have revealed important buildings, ancient walls and tombs. The finds are displayed at the archaeological museum of Amphipolis. At the nearby vast Kasta burial mound, an important ancient Macedonian tomb has recently been revealed. The unique and beautiful "Lion of Amphipolis" monument nearby is a popular destination for visitors.Lion_of_Amphipolis
GB81361. Bronze AE 20, SNG Alpha Bank 937 ff.; SNG Cop 1154 ff. var. (monogram), VF, Macedonia, Pella or Amphipolis mint, weight 2.209g, maximum diameter 20.1mm, die axis 45o, 305 - 297 A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right clad in Nemean lion's scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAΣΣAN∆POY, lion standing left, breaking spear with mouth and right fore-leg, monogram in exergue; SOLD











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