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The Macedonian Royal House according to Modern Historians

The Macedonian Royal House according to Modern Historians

* E Borza (1990) “In The Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon”  pg. 80.          “There was a PERSISTENT, WELL ATTESTED tradition in antiquity that told of a group of Greeks from Argos-descendants of Temenus, kinsman of Heracles–who came to Macedonia and established their rule over the Makedones, unifying them and providing a royal house.”      pg. 84.   […]

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Athens: Ancient Lyceum of Aristotle to open to public in late July

Athens: Ancient Lyceum of Aristotle to open to public in late July

The archaeological site of the 4th century BC Lyceum of Aristotle, in downtown Athens, will open to the public in late July.     The Lyceum, named after its 6th century BC sanctuary to Apollo Lyceus (the “wolf-god”, from the word “lykos”, or wolf), had long been a place of philosophical discussion and debate, and had had been the meeting place […]

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Rare Aeropos Tetradrachm from Hunt

Rare Aeropos Tetradrachm from Hunt

Rare Aeropos Tetradrachm from Hunt      Estimate $3000 Sold For $7000   KINGS of MACEDON. Aeropos. 398/7-395/4 BC. AR Stater (10.44 g, 10h). Aigai or Pella mint. Head of Apollo right, with short hair, wearing taenia / AERO-P-O, horse advancing right, trailing rein, within linear border in shallow incuse square. Westermark, Remarks pl. LXIX, 12; AMNG III/2 1; SNG ANS 76; […]

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KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander II. 370/69-368/7 BC.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander II. 370/69-368/7 BC.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander II. 370/69-368/7 BC.         Æ Unit (3.34 g, 3h). Young male head right, wearing tainia; small Δ below chin (very faint) / AΛE-ΞAN-ΔPO, horse prancing right. Westermark, Remarks p. 308, 1; SNG ANS 110-1. VF, dark green patina, a few rough spots. Rare. This is an example of the only coinage definitely attributable […]

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KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC. AR Oktadrachm (28.56 gm, 10h). Struck circa 470-460 BC. Estimate $10000     Horseman, wearing chlamys and petasos, and holding two spears, leading horse right; caduceus head on horse’s rump / ALE-XA-ND-RO around quadripartite square, all within larger incuse square. Raymond Group II (unlisted dies); AMNG III 31; HPM pl. XIII, 7-8; SNG ANS 22; […]

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Sun of Vergina – A Greek symbol

Sun of Vergina – A Greek symbol

Το Αστέρι της Βεργίνας – Ένα Πανελλήνιο Σύμβολο   The Sun of Vergina is a symbol that was widely used by Ancient Greeks. It became famous due to the Macedonians who were using it as Symbol of the Argead Dynasty. –The Royal house of Macedon: The typical Sun of Vergina is a 16-pointed Sun. It can also be found in other […]

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