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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1309. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Kings of. Antigonos Doson. 229-221 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.07 gm). Wreathed head of Poseidon right / BASILEWS ANTIGONOU on side of prow, upon which is seated Apollo, holding a bow in his outstretched hand; monogram below. SNG Ashmolean 3266; SNG Berry 386; SNG Alpha Bank 1046-1047; Price, The Coins of the Macedonians, pl. XIII, 72. EF. ($3000)

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXXII (June 10, 1993), lot 46.

The reverse of this coin commemorates Antigonos' defeat of the fleet of Ptolemy III Euergetes off Caria in 227. The Hellenistic baroque extravagance of the obverse of this coin is balanced by the solid elegance of the reverse.