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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1305. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Kings of. Demetrios Poliorketes. 294-288 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.16 gm). Amphipolis mint. Circa 292-291 BC. Diademed and horned head of Demetrios right / ÐHMHTPIOY right, BASILEWS left, Poseidon seated left on rock, holding aplustre in right hand, trident in right hand; monogram and I inner left, HP monogram inner right. Newell 100; SNG Alpha Bank 949 var. Good VF, slightly double struck, a trace of horn silver at 12:00. ($2000)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection.

Demetrios Poliorketes, meaning the Besieger, proclaimed himself to be son of Poseidon, the emblem of whose animal, the earth-shaking bull, he wears.