KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’.
|Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 339. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006.
Sold For $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.02 g, 12h). Uncertain mint in Greece or Macedon. Struck circa 310-275 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on backless throne; in left field, aplustre facing right; monogram below throne. Price 861a-b variety. EF, off-center strike.
Price’s issue 861 actually comprises a number of varieties. The plate coin 861a has no throne back and an aplustre facing left, while 861b has a throne back and an aplustre facing right.