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Triton XV, Lot: 1115. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.58 g, 7h). Tarsos mint. Struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 332/1-327 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin, and necklace / AΛ-EΞANΔPOY, Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling stylis in left arm; kerykeion below right wing. Newell, Sidon 2, obv. die H; Price 3458 (same obv. die as illustration); SNG München –; SNG Alpha Bank –; SNG Saroglos – (all to Sidon mint). EF, small mark in field on obverse. From the earliest series of staters of Alexander. Very rare.

See Le Rider, Alexander pp. 134ff for the reattribution of this series to Tarsos.