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Tetradrachm of Philip III Arthidaios (323-317 BC), "Babylon" mint, struck under Perdikkas, ca.323-320 BC, Macedonian Empire

Tetradrachm of Philip III Arthidaios (323-317 BC), "Babylon" mint, struck under Perdikkas, ca.323-320 BC, Macedonian Empire

Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne, holding scepter; M in left field; ΛY below throne. 27mm, 16.96 grams. ‘Babylon’ mint, struck under Perdikkas, circa 323-320 BC. Price P181.

Just prior to his death, Alexander gave his ring to Perdikkas, who gained the support of the other generals and became regent for Philip III and Alexander's unborn son. By 320 BC, his autocratic leadership isolated him from the other Macedonian leaders, who assassinated Perdikkas while he campaigned against Ptolemy in Egypt. His death marked the beginning of the wars of the Diadochs

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