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Coin of Antigonus Gonatas
|King of Macedonia|
|Reign||277–274 BC (first time)|
|Successor||Pyrrhus of Epirus|
|Reign||272–239 BC (second time)|
|Predecessor||Pyrrhus of Epirus|
|Born||c. 320 BC|
|Died||239 BC (aged approximately 80)|
|Spouse||Phila (daughter of Seleucus)|
|Mother||Phila (daughter of Antipater)|
Antigonus II Gonatas (Ancient Greek: Ἀντίγονος Γονατᾶς; c. 320 – 239 BC) was a Macedonian ruler who solidified the position of the Antigonid dynasty in Macedon after a long period defined by anarchy and chaos and acquired fame for his victory over the Gauls who had invaded the Balkans.
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Coin of Antigonus II Gonatas. The Greek inscription reads "ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ" meaning "of king Antigonus".
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