Demetrius I Poliorcetes Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHMS* 5x5
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Kingdom of Macedon
Demetrius I Poliorcetes Silver Tetradrachm 306-285bc
NGC CHMS* 5x5
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Kingdom of Macedon- Demetrius I Poliorcetes 306-283bc Of all the contending generals who fought to claim Alexander the Great’s empire. Demetrius was the most colorful, he became known as the “Besieger of Cities” serving his father as a general and a deputy sometime in his teens. After many years of victories and alliances, In 285bc Seleucus I Nikator defeated Demetrius. He was place in honorable captivity or luxury prison somewhere in Syria. He died in 283 BC at the age of 46, and thought to have drank himself to death. Demetrius I Poliorcetes was one of the great generals of the Hellenistic era.
This Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm recalls two important Greek statuary works: the Winged Victory of Samothrace at the Musee du Louvre, and the great Bronze Poseidon on the reverse seen in the NA Museum of Athens. Tied Finest Known certified at NGC Ancients. A Top 100 Greatest Ancient Coins #56.