Unpublished Late Amphipolis Tetradrachm
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’.
|Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 284. Estimate $750.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007.
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.67 g, 12h). ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck circa 294-290 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; anchor in left field, monogram below throne. Unpublished. EF, lightly toned.
Although unpublished with these controls, the style, particularly of Herakles, is clearly that of the latest issues attributed to the ‘Amphipolis’ mint (cf. Price 502-8). Most similar is the illustration of Price 506, the obverse die of which almost certainly was executed by the same hand that produced the obverse die of this coin.