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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 145. Estimate CHF2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.09 g 4), uncertain Greek mint in the Peloponnesos, circa 280-250 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated to left on high backed throne, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter with his left; to left, Athena Promachos to left; below throne, ΕΥ. Müller 878. Price 759. A rare and lovely piece attractively struck and with an impressive symbol. Some slight scuffs on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.


Ex Gorny & Mosch 190, 11 October 2010, 160.

The reverse symbol is very Macedonian in flavor and is reminiscent of the reverse type found on the coinage of Philip V.