Koinon of Macedonia. Pseudo-autonomous issue.
Time of Caracalla, 198-217.
Mint (?), 3.42 g. (c. weight of denarii of Caracalla), 18 mm.
Gilded silver medallion.
Obv. Three-quarter facing gorgon head on aegis.
Panther or lioness walking r.
Gilding partly missing. Missing gilding can be easily restored. Some minor marks.
About extremely fine
Ex USA private collection; Ex A. Tkalec AG, 26.11.2014, lot 148. Attributed to the time of Roman emperor Philip I.
One of the Aboukir medallions (Dahmen, G, in Lisbon) is inscribed ΒΑCΙΛΕΩΝ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ, “of the kings Philip”, in the plural, possibly referring to Philip II and III of Macedon. This medallion, with the name ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ in the singular, likely refers to the king Philip II of Macedon. This small medallion also belongs to the same series. The facing gorgon head in fine style is similar to the facing head of Alexander the Great on several of the Aboukir medallions. The walking panther or lioness is related to the more common walking lions found on the small medallions.
- Koinon of Macedonia. Gilded AR Medallion. Pseudo-autonomous issue.
- Année / Période et Variation
- time of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. Unclear mint
- À propos d'extrêmement fine