Heron à Paris, 575 mm, circa 1790
A fine and rare marble and bronze "Empire Pendule" with half hour/hour self strike "Philippe au Senat d'Athene"
Philipp II was king of Macedon from 359 until 336 BC; he was also the father of Alexander the Great.
After decades of fighting against Illyrians, Thracians and the Greek city-states, Philipp finally secured the position of Macedon, with the majority of Greece under its sovereignty. After defeating an alliance of Athenians and Thebans in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC, he established the League of Corinth and was voted its leader, the hegemon. The success of the Macedonian army under his son and successor Alexander was largely based on Philipp’s reform of the army.