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Mint Reattributuion

CNG 85, Lot: 532. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.60 g, 12h). In the name of Alexander III. Tyre mint. Struck under Laomedon. Dated RY 29 of King Azemilkos (321/0 BC). Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; date below right wing: =-|O above ||| ||| [|||]. Price 3276 var. (configuration of date); Newell, Dated 30 var. (dies L/- [unlisted rev. die]). Choice EF.

For the reattribution of the Alexander series of Ake to the mint of Tyre, see A. Lemaire, “Le monnayage de Tyr et celui dit d’Akko dans la deuxième moitié du IV siècle avant J.-C.,” RN 1976, and G. Le Rider, Alexander the Great: Coinage, Finances, and Policy (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2007), pp. 125-34.