A copper coin issued by King Antigonus II of Macedonia in the period 277-239 BC
Mint: not recorded

Reference: Sear vol.2 p.630 No.6787
Die axis: 11

Obverse Description

Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin facing right

Reverse Description

Naked youth riding horse to right; above, A; below, monogram; in front, the Greek letter phi

Edge Description



Antigonus II Gonatas firmly established the Antigonid dynasty in Macedonia. He contended with other kings, Seleucus, Ptolemy, Lysimachus, and Pyrrhus, in retaining control of Macedonia, part of an the going power struggle after the break up of the empire of Alexander the Great.

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