IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum.
|CNG 84, Lot: 247. Estimate $300.
Sold for $480. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 282-225 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.28 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in left field, maeander pattern in exergue. Price 2007b. EF, lightly toned. Very rare.
From the Tuck Pittman Collection.
Price 2007 encompasses two varieties of the monogram, one with an omega or omicron at the top (2007a) and one without it (2007b). While this distinction is not mentioned in the text of Price, it is evident in the plates.