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Demietrios 1 Polioketes Macedonian King 294-288 BC.
Bronze 14mm 4.4gms Pella mint.
Ob: Three letter monogram Delta Eta Rho within a circle and laurel wreath.
Rev: BA-IS either side of a crested Macedonian helmet, anchor in left field.
Quite a character helped to destroy Ptolemys fleet at the battle of Salamis 306 BC. Had five wives Phila of Syria; Eurdice of Athens; Diadema of Epirus; Lanasa of Epirus; Ptolamais of Egypt plus numerous affairs including the Athenian courtesan Lamia. Died of overindulgence while under house arrest in Syria aged 54.

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