Greek coin of the Kingdom of Macedonia Perseus - King: 179-168 B. Silver Tetradrachm 30mm (15.21 grams) Reference: Sear 6804; SNG Berry-382 Certification: NGC Ancients AU Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5 4246698-017 Diademed head of Perseus right.
Eagle, wings open, standing right on thunderbolt; - / - across field; monograms above, to right and between eagle's legs. Numismatic Note: It is interesting to note that the same hero, Perseus whom, according to mythology, founded Macedonia has the same name as the last king of Macedonia. The eldest son of Philip V, Perseus was the last king of Macedon. He inherited a kingdom already largely dependent on Rome, but his policies aroused Roman suspicions and armed conflict became inevitable. At the battle of Pydna, in 168 B.
Perseus lost his kingdom and he died two years later as an exile in Italy. In Greek mythology , Perseus , the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty of Danaans , was the first hero. His exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths of the Twelve Olympians.
Perseus beheaded the Gorgon Medusa and saved Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus. Perseus was the son of the mortal Danaë and the god Zeus. 212 BC - 166 BC was the last king (Basileus) of the Antigonid dynasty , who ruled the successor state in Macedon created upon the death of Alexander the Great.He also has the distinction of being the last of the line, after losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 BC; subsequently Macedon came under Roman rule. In 179 BC Philip V of Macedon died. In the previous year Philip had his pro-Roman son Demetrius executed. Perseus had been jealous of Demetrius' success as ambassador to Rome and had convinced their father to have him poisoned as a potential usurper. The Romans favored Demetrius, and Perseus' role in killing Demetrius did not endear him to Rome when he took the throne. One of his first acts on becoming king was to renew the treaty with Rome. Yet, Perseus' other actions troubled Rome. His interference in the affairs of his neighbors, his ousting of Roman ally Abrupolis from his territories, his armed visit to Delphi , his avoidance of the Roman ambassadors to Macedonia, and his dynastic marriages all gave Rome cause for concern. Soon Rome and Perseus went to war in the Third Macedonian War (171-168 BC). Although Perseus had some initial success, the war ended with the King's surrender to the Roman general Lucius Aemilius Paullus after his decisive defeat at the Battle of Pydna , and his eventual imprisonment in Rome with his half-brother Philippus and son Alexander. Blaise Pascal mentions in his Pensées (Lafuma 15) that Perseus was blamed for not committing suicide, supposedly after his defeat and capture at Pydna.
The Antigonid kingdom was dissolved, and replaced with four republics. Andriscus of Macedon broke off the Roman rule for about a year, but was defeated in 148 BC by the Romans.In 146 BC, the four republics were dissolved, and Macedon officially became the Roman province of Macedonia. On 178 BC he had married Laodicea, daughter of Seleuco IV from Syria. Perseus' one son, Alexander, was still a child when Perseus was conquered by the Romans, and after the triumph of Aemilius Paullus in 167 BC , was kept in custody at Alba Fucens , together with his father. He became a skillful toreutes , learned the Latin language, and became a public notary. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? You will be quite happy with what you get with the COA; a professional presentation of the coin, with all of the relevant information and a picture of the coin you saw in the listing. Is there a number I can call you with questions about my order? When should I leave feedback? Once you receive your order, please leave a positive. Please don't leave any negative feedbacks, as it happens many times that people rush to leave feedback before letting sufficient time for the order to arrive. The matter of fact is that any issues can be resolved, as reputation is most important to me.
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