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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Hellenistic Monarchies > Macedonian Kingdom > GS88928
Macedonian Kingdom, Antigonus 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 King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy, and Lysimachus, answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus 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. -- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GS88928. Silver drachm, Price 1967, MŁller Alexander 790, SNG Saroglos 766, Prokesch-Osten I 371, SNG Cop -, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG MŁnchen -, VF, attractive style, toned, marks and scratches, minor die crack on reverse, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, weight 4.151g, maximum diameter 17.9mm, die axis 0o, c. 319 - 305 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse Zeus AŽtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward behind, AT monogram left, MΩ monogram under throne; $160.00











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