Episode 3.4(10) – The rise of Macedonia

After stabilizing the situation following the death of his brother Perdikkas III, Philip II engineered his rise to the throne. The next year he started a remarkable five year run that totally flipped Macedon’s strategic situation – uniting his Kingdom, creating the new Macedonian military machine and emerging as the strongest power in Greece. The rest of Greece just did not know yet.

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MACEDON, Philippoi. Circa 356-345 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.58 g, 7h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Tripod; ΦIΛIΠΠΩN up left field; to right, head of horse right. Bellinger, Philippi 15; AMNG III/2, 3 var. (horse’s head left); SNG ANS 663 var. (animal); SNG Copenhagen 921; Bement 675; Pozzi 811. Near EF, attractive cabinet tone. Very rare.
Source: Classical Numismatic Group, LLC

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