Macedon Philip III Arrhidaeus Gold Stater Very Fine

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Macedon Philip III Arrhidaeus Gold Stater Very Fine

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A rarity of the highest order…

Struck under Philip III – brother and successor of Alexander the Great as King of Macedon – this superbly preserved Ancient Greek Gold Stater is a rarity of the highest order.

Philip ruled for only six years – from Alexander’s death in 323BC to 317BC. The chaos surrounding succession across Alexander’s formidable empire resulted in countless plots, betrayals, murders and wars, and Philip was one of many casualties. He was killed by his stepmother Olympia in the ongoing battle for power in the Hellenistic world.

Philip III Gold Staters are rare in any grade – and exceptionally rare in the quality seen here. Well centred and well struck, this great rarity carries a detailed depiction of Athena, goddess of wisdom and warfare, with Nike, goddess of victory, on the reverse. A truly beautiful piece, illustrating that Ancient Greek coinage was as much art as currency, this magnificent gold coin is graded Very Fine.

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Year of Issue323-317 B.C.
MetalGold
GradeVery Fine
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