KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’.
|Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 144. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007.
Sold For $1125. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.29 g, 4h). Uncertain mint in the East. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram (or ankh) in left field, L
below throne. Unpublished. Near EF, minor die wear on obverse.
Struck from the same die as lot 143, above.
This and the previous coin are most likely local issues imitating the types of Alexander, but adding control marks of local significance. The fabric is eastern in character, as is the style, which is most similar to the early Alexandrine issues of Tarsos and Myriandros (or Issos), both of which are known to have circulated in the east.