KINGS of MACEDON. Archelaos.
|Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 137. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005.
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
413-399 BC. AR Stater (10.66 gm, 2h). Aigai mint. Horseman, wearing chlamys and petasos, and holding two spears in his right hand, riding left / AR-C-E-LAO
, forepart of goat right, head reverted, within linear border in shallow incuse square. Westermark, Staters
, Group 1 (O10/R7; this coin listed as specimen 1, photographed on pl. III); Westermark, Remarks
pl. LXIX, 1; AMNG III 1 (same obverse die as plate coin); SNG ANS 64; SNG Alpha Bank 136 (same dies). VF, toned, reverse slightly double struck. Rare first coinage of Archelaos. ($2000)From the William and Louise Fielder Collection. Ex Leu 79 (31 October 2000), lot 500; Peus 274 (29 October 1970), lot 1554; Ptolemais Hoard (IGCH 365).
Fourteen of the twenty-five examples located by Westermark originated from the Ptolemaïs Hoard.
See lot 129 for more information on early Macedonian kingdom and its coinage.