Episode 3.3(9) – A Kingdom in peril

In 364 BC, Philip returned to the court of his brother Perdikkas III. Five years later came the great Illyrian disaster with the King killed along with 4,000 of his men. As regent for his nephew Amyntas IV it was up to Philip to prevent the total collapse of Macedonia.

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ILLYRO-PAEONIAN REGION, Damastion (Dardania). Circa 395-385 BC. AR Tetradrachm (20.5mm, 13.83 g, 11h). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Tripod with legs terminating in lion’s feet; ΔAMA-ΣTINΩ at sides; all within incuse square. May, Damastion, Group I, 1–4 var. (unlisted dies); SNG Copenhagen –; Pozzi 1278 = Rhousopoulos 1505 var. (ethnic); Nantueil 861. Good VF, toned, minor porosity.
Source: Classical Numismatic Group, LLC

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