KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’.
|Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 423. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2009.
Sold For $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.17 g, 4h). ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Kassander, Philip IV, or Alexander (son of Kassander), circa 310-294 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Λ above torch; monogram below throne, above strut. Price 445; Ehrhardt 29. Good VF, light graffito (’X’) in field on reverse.
Both Price and Ehrhardt only note that the monogram is below the throne, without specifying whether it is above or below the strut. Although it is typically below the strut, the variety with the monogram above the strut is not particularly rare.