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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 73. Estimate CHF5250. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF5750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 8.50 g 10), Pella, Ca. 184-179. Diademed head of Philip V to right Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Club with one monogram above and two below; all within oak wreath; to left, trident upwards. Mamroth, Philip 22. Rare, especially so nice. With a splendid portrait of the elderly king. Attractively toned, extremely fine.

From the Z collection, Switzerland, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 1, 29 March 1989, 151.

The didrachms of Philip V are well known for their generally worn state; this piece is an amazing exception. The portrait is splendid and the overall condition is truly exceptional.