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    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (26mm, 17.18 gm, 9h). Early posthumous issue of Babylon, under Peithon, ca. 315-311 BC. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, BAΣIΛEΩΣ below, XA monogram in left field; monogram in wreath below throne. Price 3726. NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5.

    Peithon was originally one of Alexander the Great's bodyguards. At a conclave of generals following the conqueror's death, Peithon was appointed Satrap (or governor) of the important province of Media, containing Babylon. During the early Wars of the Diadochi (322-281 BC), Peithon was a major player and could easily have ended up alongside Ptolemy, Seleucus and Cassander as ruler of a major successor kingdom; however he was betrayed by his erstwhile ally Antigonus Monopthalmus and executed, probably early in 314 BC. 

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    April, 2016
    14th-19th Thursday-Tuesday
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