Origin: These bronze dichalkon coins were worth 1/24th of a drachm in the Greek currency system, and date back to the Macedonian king Antigonus II Gonatas (277 - 239 BCE, also spelled "Antigonos"). The obverse side shows the helmeted head of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. On the reverse side, the god Pan is shown elevating a trophy.
Macedonia was a powerful kingdom in ancient Greece, whose influence peaked during the conquests of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCE. Antigonus II Gonatas was part of the Antigonid dynasty, which descended from one of Alexander's generals that declared himself king after his death.
Antigonus lacked the military prowess of his more famous predecessor, having only one major military victory during his rule (against the Gauls). He made up for this with his political savvy however, and is credited with ushering in a period of relative stability after the chaos surrounding Alexander's death.
Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
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- One bronze coin of Antigonus Gonatas
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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