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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 50. Estimate CHF5000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Quarter stater (Gold, 2.17 g), ‘Amphipolis’, uncertain mint in Macedonia, c. 330-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Thunderbolt, bow and club. Price 165. A splendid piece, lustrous and fresh, of lovely style, well struck and perfectly centered. Good extremely fine.

The fractional gold of Alexander III is much rarer than his staters are. Most were produced in his mints in Macedonia and probably did not circulate over a wide area.