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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Macedonian Kingdom| > GB21782
Macedonian Kingdom, Kassander, c. 319 - 297 B.C.
|Macedonian| |Kingdom|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Kassander,| |c.| |319| |-| |297| |B.C.|, When Antipater transferred the regency of Macedon to Polyperchon, Kassander rejected his father's decision, obtained support from Antigonus, Ptolemy, and Lysimachus, defeated Polyperchon, and in 317 B.C. declared himself Regent. After Olympias had Philip III assassinated later that year, Kassander besieged her in Pydna. The city fell two years later, Olympias was killed, and Alexander IV and Roxanne were imprisoned. To associate himself with the Argead dynasty Kassander married Alexander's half-sister, Thessalonica. About 310 B.C. he had Alexander IV and Roxanne poisoned. Kassander proclaimed himself King in 305 B.C. After Antigonus was killed at the Battle of Ipsus in 301 B.C., Kassander held undisputed rule of Macedonia. He had little time to savor the fact, dying of dropsy in 297 B.C.
GB21782. Bronze unit, undefined, VF, weight 5.375g, maximum diameter 19.6mm, die axis 0o, 305 - 298 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck; reverse KAΣΣAN∆POY, horseman riding right, T above, star right, ΦΛ monogram below; dark patina; SOLD











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