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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1299. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Kings of. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.22 gm). Memphis mint. Struck 332-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ALEXANDROU right, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; ram's head wearing crown of Isis before (Khnum), monogram below throne. Price 3964; Müller 1517. EF. Rare. ($3000)

This is the rarest of the Memphis issues. See Lanz 102, lot 188 for a specimen which sold in May 2001 for DM24,000 hammer.