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Macedonian Kingdom, Antigonos I Monophthalmos, Strategos of Asia, 320 - 306/5 B.C., or King, 306/5 - 301 B.C.
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
GS87629. Silver tetradrachm
3575, MŁller Alexander
900, SNG MŁnchen
755, SNG Saroglos
598, SNG Alpha Bank
678, SNG Oxford
2204, VF, well centered
, light earthen deposits, bumps, marks, scratches, uncertain Phoenician or Syrian mint, weight
16.992g, maximum diameter
26.0mm, die axis
, c. 317 - c. 300 B.C.; obverse head
of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion
skin, scalp over head
, forepaws tied at neck; reverse
Zeus AŽtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation
around hips and legs, eagle
in extended right hand, long scepter
vertical behind in left hand, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward on right, right leg drawn back, boar's head
left (control) in left field
Catalog current as of Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
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