Silver Tetradrachm of King Phillip III - FJ.6559 - For Sale
Silver Tetradrachm of King Phillip III - FJ.6559
Circa: 323 BC to 317 BC
Collection: Coin Jewelry
Medium: Silver, Gold
Additional Information: This coin is set in a 22 Karat gold pendant.
The half-brother of Alexander the Great, Philip Arrhidaeus leaves no trace of his activities until the death of Alexander in 323 A.D. It was at this difficult and dangerous period of transition that Philip came to prominence, having been proclaimed Alexander's successor by the Macedonian phalanx troops in Babylon. Joint ruler with the infant Alexander IV, he assumed the regnal name Philip III and was married to Adea, the cousin of the great general Perdiccas. In 317 A.D. his wife attempted an uprising against the regent Polyperchon, and both she and Philip were killed. On this beautiful coin he is shown facing right clad in a lion’s skin as young Hercules. Mounted inside the exquisite pendant this coin is. as radiant as the court of ancient kings. - (FJ.6559)