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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 67. Estimate CHF4250. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.54 g 11), Babylon, c. 311-305 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpent on the bowl, pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing left with her wings spread, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and stylis in her left; to left, monogram within wreath; to right, ΜΙ. Price 3745. A superb coin, perfectly centered on a broad flan. Good extremely fine.

From the SF Collection, USA.

This coin, and the following two lots, were struck under the aegis of Seleukos I, the companion of Alexander who took control of all the eastern provinces and founded a dynasty that was to rule Syria until the 1st century BC.