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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 61. Estimate CHF7500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Quarter stater (Gold, 2.15 g 5), Amphipolis, c. 330-320. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent on the bowl Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ / ΔΡΟΥ Thunderbolt, bow and club. Price 165. A wonderfully preserved, very sharp example. Virtually as struck.

From the APCW Collection, USA..

Small Greek gold coins often tend to be rather worn or ‘beat up’; this is quite understandable since they were used more than were staters, which tended to be kept as a store of wealth. This piece, however, seems to have scarcely circulated at all and is, thus, very rare, indeed.