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    Heritage World Coin Auctions > Long Beach Signature Sale 3042    Auction date: 17 September 2015
    Lot number: 29045

    Price realized: 3,000 USD   (Approx. 2,654 EUR / 1,933 GBP / 2,910 CHF)    Save this lot

    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Demetrius I Poliorcetes (306-283 BC). AR tetradrachm (25mm, 17.01 gm, 9h). Amphipolis, 289-288 BC. Diademed head of Demetrius right, with bull's horn / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔEMETRIOY, Poseidon standing left, holding trident, foot on rock; monograms in outer left and right fields. Newell 124 (obverse die CXXX). Attractive portrait. Well struck from fresh dies in exceptional metal. NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 5/5.The most dashing of Alexander's successors, Demetrius I Poliorcetes was the son of the great Macedonian general Antigonus Monopthalmus ("one-eyed"), who served both Philip II and Alexander III the Great. After Alexander's death, Demetrius led armies in support of his father's claim to supreme power. He won a signal naval victory in 306 BC at Salamis against the Ptolemaic fleet and, along with his father, accepted the title Basileos ("king"), ending the fiction that the Diadochi were ruling a united government. In 305 BC Demetrius subjected Rhodes to a titanic siege, employing the largest and most elaborate artillery engines and battle towers yet constructed. Ultimately unsuccessful, the siege still won him the epithet Poliorcetes ("besieger") by which he is still known. He had more success ruling Macedon 301-288 BC, but his extravagance and capricious nature eventually proved his undoing and he spent his waning years in comfortable Seleucid captivity. The dynasty he established endured in Macedon until 168 BC. His handsome visage is clearly shown on this striking tetradrachm of Amphipolis; he adopts a bull's horn as a symbol of divinity, counterpoint to the ram's horn seen on the coins struck by his rival Lysimachus. The reverse image of Poseidon recalls the naval victory at Salamis.

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