Silver Tetradrachm of King Philip II - C.9550 - For Sale

Silver Tetradrachm of King Philip II - C.9550
Price: $4000.00
Obverse: Laureate Head of Zeus Facing Right Reverse: A Youth on Horseback Right, Holding Palm Frond Philip II of Macedon has been proclaimed to be the greatest king in European History. He changed Macedon from a divided group of fiefdoms into a powerful unified kingdom that vanquished great empires and became a terror in the ancient world. Phillip was a diplomatic genius possessing a natural strategic ability. Under his leadership, the Macedonian army would become the most formidable fighting force in the ancient world. After trade with Greece declined, Philip used the resources of Macedon to acquire revenue to build up his army. Philip also sought to improve the military by constantly training and drilling his soldiers in the use of new weapons and lighter armor. New, innovative tactics were also developed and utilized. Philip's most formidable opponent was Athens. Although he sought to be on good diplomatic terms with Athens initially, they would eventually engage in war. Athens attacked Philip, but was defeated at the battle of Charisoneia on August 22, 338 B.C. Afterwards, Philip concentrated on expanding his empire to the east. However, before his dream was realized, he was assassinated in 336 B.C. His son, Alexander the Great, would ascend the throne and go on to realize his father’s vision of an expansive eastern empire. Origin: Minted in Amphipolis Circa: 359 BC to 336 BC Collection: Numismatics Style: Macedonian Medium: Silver

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