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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III and Alexander IV - Kassander, 323 - 310 B.C.
Struck after Alexander's death during or after the joint reign of Alexander's mentally disabled half-brother, Philip III, and Alexander's infant son with Roxana, Alexander IV. The two were made joint kings by Alexander's generals who only intended to use them as pawns. Philip III was imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia, and in 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias. Olympias was Alexander the Great's mother and Alexander IV's grandmother, but not Philip III's mother. Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed by the boy's regent, Kassander, in 311 B.C.
GB88197. Bronze unit, Price 2799, SNG Cop 1116, SNG München 918, SNG Saroglos 856, Müller Alexander -, VF, well centered, dark patina, earthen deposits, porosity/light corrosion, uncertain Western Anatolia mint, weight 5.898g, maximum diameter 19.8mm, die axis 270o
, c. 323 - 310 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse bow inside case right above, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) across center, club left over torch left tied with fillets below;
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Catalog current as of Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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