KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 828. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.30 g, 5h). Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor. Struck circa 301-295 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / DHMHTRIOU BASILEWS
, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, head of ram left. Newell 64 (obv. die LVI); SNG München -; SNG Alpha Bank 947 (same obv. die; uncertain mint in Greece); cf. Price 835 (issue in name of Alexander; same obv. die as plate coin); cf. Meydancikkale 1812-1813 (issue in name of Alexander; same obv. die). Near EF. Extremely rare. ($1500)See lot 788
, above, for an example of this same obverse die used on an issue in the name of Alexander III, and a note on the attribution of this type to a mint in western Asia Minor.