Philip III, elder half-brother of Alexander the Great.
Unstable half-Brother of Alexander that ruled the empire in name only as King with Alexander iV (born posthumously) after Alexander's death in June 323 BC
Born Arrhidaeus, he assumed the the throne as Philip III to give legitimacy to his claim as the son of Philip II, and his famous brother (by different mothers).
By 320 BC, the empire had became a volatile power struggle among Alexander's Generals, who served as Governors (Satraps) in the Macedonian Empire and Qlympias, Alexander IV's grandmother. Both were looking to consolidate their power to claim the throne for themselves.
In 317 BC, Philip III and his wife were captured in a failed escape at Amphipolis and thrown into prison. He was deemed to dangerous to be left alive, by order of Olympias he was executed with his wife Eurydice forced to commit suicide. Ending his reign on December 25, 317 BC.One of the Finest Gold Staters on the Market issued by Philip III. Graded an incredible CHMS (Choice Mint State) by NGC with a perfect 5/5 strike and 5/5 surface quality. Awarded the coveted designation "Fine Style" on the holder for the craftsmanship and artistry exhibited by the detail and style of this gold stater.