Extremely Rare Stater of Demetrios
KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes.
|Triton XIV, Lot: 94. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $180000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
306-283 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.58 g, 9h). Pella mint. Struck circa 294-293 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled serpent / ΔHMHTPIOY, Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling stylis in left arm; monogram in left field. Newell 65 (dies N/u); SNG München -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Saroglos -; Hess-Leu, 24 March 1959, lot 172 (same obv. die); Sotheby’s Zürich, 28 October 1993, lot 434 = Numismatic Fine Arts XXVI, lot 64 = Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII, lot 121 (same dies). EF, lustrous, a few light marks. Extremely rare, one of five known, two of which are in public collections (Paris [BN] and St. Petersburg [Hermitage]).