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Unpublished Variety of a Rare Denomination

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 323. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Drachm (3.44 g, 1h). Pella mint. Lifetime issue, struck circa 359-355/4 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Youth, holding palm and raising hand, on horseback left; monogram and wreath below. Cf. Le Rider 62-70 (Tetradrachm); SNG ANS 345 var. (no wreath). VF, toned, minor granularity. Unpublished variety of a rare denomination, particularly in this condition.