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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 43. Estimate CHF12000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF21000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 358-355. Tetradrachm (Silver, 14.46 g 1), Olynthos, under the magistrate Olympichos. Laureate head of Apollo to right, a few locks of his hair falling down the back of his neck Rev. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ / ΕΠΙ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΧΟΥ Lyre with seven strings; below magistrate’s name. BMFA 581. Kraay/Hirmer 413. Robinson & Clement 115. SNG ANS 508. Well struck on a broad flan and of very fine style. Attractively toned. Reverse slightly off-struck, otherwise, good extremely fine.

As already mentioned, the head of Apollo on this piece is very close in feeling to those found on the earliest gold staters of Philip II; the same engraver very probably worked on both coinages.