KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes.
|Sale: CNG 69, Lot: 191. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2005.
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.94 gm, 4h). Pella mint. Struck circa 292-291 BC. Diademed and horned head right / Poseidon Asphalaios seated left; monogram to outer right and on rock. Newell 74 (dies LXIII/116). Good VF, light golden toning around devices, small obverse die break. ($2000)
Newell remarks that the engraver of this obverse die was particularly skilled, and that the portrait is strikingly lifelike.