KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’.
|Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 429. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006.
Sold For $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.99 g, 3h). Babylon mint. Struck under Peithon, circa 315-311 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram in wreath; KL
below throne. Price 3713. VF.
In 315 BC, Antigonos I Monophthalmos forced Seleukos I to flee from his satrapy in Babylon, and replaced him with Peithon, a Macedonian who had served under Alexander III as satrap of southern India. After Alexander’s death, Peithon had been appointed to the satrapy of Media.