Ancient Greek, Macedonian Kings, Demetrius Poliocretes (294-288 BCE), Bronze Unit(C)

GK-DEMETRIOS
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Ancient Greek, Macedonian Kings, Demetrius Poliocretes (294-288 BCE), Bronze Unit(C)

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  • Order Code: GK-DEMETRIOS
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  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Macedonian shield, with monogram of Demetrious at ctr
  • Reverse: Ba-ei (Grk) either side of crested helmet ;in field to lft., anchor
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The first king of the Antigonid dynasty to rule over the Kingdom of Macedon, he was the son of Antigonos the One-eyed. Three decades of near constant military struggle against the other Diadochi (”successors“ to Alexander the Great), earned him the nickname of the ‘Besieger’. In 294 BCE he seized the Macedonian throne, although he only held it for six years before he died, it remained in his family until the Roman conquest of Macedon in 168 BCE.