KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’.
|Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 354. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009.
Sold For $447. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.07 g, 6h). Babylon mint. Struck under Peithon, circa 315-311 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in wreath in left field, monogram in circle below throne. Price 3734. Good VF, lightly toned, minor metal flaw in ear.
In 315 BC, Antigonos I Monophthalmos forced Seleukos I to flee from his satrapy in Babylon, and replaced him with Peithon, a Macedonian who had served under Alexander III as satrap of southern India.