Philip III Arrhidaeus Greek; ca. 359 BC - December 25, 317 BC was the king of Macedon from after June 11, 323 BC until his death. He was a son of King Philip II of Macedon by Philinna of Larissa, allegedly a Thessalian dancer, and a half-brother of Alexander the Great. Named Arrhidaeus at birth, he assumed the name Philip when he ascended to the throne. In Plutarch's report, he became both physically and mentally disabled following a poisoning attempt by Philip II's wife, Queen Olympias, who wanted to eliminate a possible rival to her son Alexander.
However, this may just be malicious gossip, and there is no evidence that Olympias really caused her stepson's condition. Alexander was very fond of him, and took him on his campaigns, both to protect his life and to ensure he would not be used as a pawn in a challenge for the throne. After Alexander's death in Babylon, Arrhidaeus was proclaimed king by the Macedonian army in Asia. However, he was a mere figurehead, and a pawn of the powerful generals, one after the other. His reign and his life did not last long.The crater Ariadaeus on the Moon is named after him. The item "Ancient Greek Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm Coin 350BC. Philip II, Zeus" is in sale since Saturday, February 6, 2021.
This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Ancient\Greek". The seller is "kapito111" and is located in Warrington.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.