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By Robin Lane Fox

Some time past 35 years our archaeological and epigraphic proof for the background and tradition of historical Macedon has been remodeled. This publication brings jointly the best Greek archaeologists and historians of the world in an enormous collaborative survey of the reveals and their interpretation, lots of them unpublished outdoor Greece. the new, immensely major excavations of the palace of King Philip II are released right here for the 1st time. significant new chapters at the Macedonians' Greek language, civic existence, fourth and 3rd century BC kings and courtroom accompany professional surveys of the region's paintings and coinage and the royal palace centres of Pella and Vergina, awarded the following with a lot new facts. This booklet is the basic significant other to Macedon, jam-packed with new details and bibliography which no scholar of the Greek global can now come up with the money for to overlook.

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Are usually pointed out in inscriptions within the related manner as δραχμα λεξάνδριοι, within the experience of drachms at the Attic commonplace. forty eight The dying of Demetrius in 283 bc used to be by way of a interval of uncertainty within which Macedonia was once managed through Pyrrhus,49 Lysimachus,50 and Ptolemy Ceraunus, the eldest son of Ptolemy I. fifty one Demetrius’ son, Antigonus Gonatas, used to be acclaimed “king of the Macedonians” purely after his luck over the Gauls in Lysimacheia in 277 bc. yet back his place used to be menaced through Pyrrhus and his realm purely secured after the dying of the latter in 272 bc. fresh examine in keeping with hoard facts has proven that Antigonus inaugurated his own coinage throughout the Chremonidian forty seven  The usual paintings at the coinage of Demetrius Poliorcetes continues to be Edward T. Newell, The Coinages of Demetrius Poliorcetes (London, 1927), a good monograph which should be up-to-date. For a brief evaluation of his coinage see: Mørkholm, Hellenistic Coinage, pp. 77–81. forty eight  D. Knoepfler, “Alexandreion Nomisma. L’apparition et l. a. disparition de l’argent d’Alexandre dans les inscriptions grecques. Quelques reflexions complémentaires,” Topoi 7. 1 (1997), 33–50. forty nine  Bronze cash with Macedonian varieties and the monogram ΠΥΡ may be thought of Macedonian problems with Pyrrhos: Mørkholm, Hellenistic Coinage, no. 174. 50  Lysimachus used the Macedonian mints to strike his tetradrachms in the course of the interval of his keep an eye on: Mørkholm, Hellenistic Coinage, nos. 178, 181. fifty one  Two infrequent bronze concerns, stumbled on in a hoard present in Thrace, were attributed to Ptolemy Ceraunus—M. Arslan and A. Özen, “A Hoard of Unpublished Bronze cash of Ptolemy Ceraunus,” AJN 12 (2000), 59–66—but Selene Psoma, “Numismatic proof at the Ptolemaic Involvement in Thrace throughout the moment Syrian War,” AJN 20 (2008), 257– sixty three has attached them with the Ptolemaic army gurus that managed Thrace throughout the warfare with Antiochus II within the 250s. 172 s. kremydi battle, round 268/7 bc. It has additionally been proven that the king struck posthumous Alexanders, on a bigger scale than his personal tetradrachms, in the course of the similar interval. The iconography of Antigonus’ coinage exhibits a transparent rupture from that of his father’s. He neither put his portrait on his cash, nor endured the other of Demetrius’ varieties. His fijirst tetradrachms bore the top of Pan inside a Macedonian protect and Athena Alcidemus (warrior) at the opposite. Pan used to be the protector of Antigonus, the god that helped him keep Greece from the Gauls, a victory for which he assumed the identify of Soter. It was once most likely in the direction of the tip of his reign that the socalled Poseidon tetradrachms have been brought. Their iconography—head of Poseidon/Apollo on prow—clearly refers to Antigonus’ naval aspirations within the Aegean and his competition with the Ptolemies. A date simply after 246/5 bc, that's after his victory over Ptolemy II close to Andros turns out very possible. those kinds of tetradrachms circulated in diffferent areas: the Pans were discovered as a rule within the Balkans and have been allotted to Asia Minor, the close to East, and the center East in simple terms after the 220s whilst the Ptolemies had misplaced keep an eye on of those areas; there they proceed to seem in hoards until eventually the center of the second one century.

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