Coins 99 Continental Greece. Kings of Macedon. Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BC). AR Tetradrachm, Babylon mint. D/ Head of young beardless Herakles right, wearing lion skin. R/ Zeus Aetophoros seated left; behind, AΛEΞANΔPOY; in left field, facing head of Helios; KY below throne; BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue. Price P 205. AR. g. 17.00 mm. 27.00 VF. 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 (CNG 263074).

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