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Triton XV, Lot: 1132. Estimate $750.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.28 g, 9h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Sardes mint. Struck circa 318-315 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in left field; below throne, Δ above monogram. Price 2686 corr. (monogram in left field); ADM I Series XX, 403c-d (same obv. die); SNG München –; SNG Alpha Bank –; SNG Saroglos –. Superb EF, toned. Fine style.

The description of Price 2686 omits the monogram in left field that was in the previous issues, but this description is erroneous. ADM I Series XX, 403c-d notes that the Δ has been added below the throne, but the other monograms of Series XX also continue. This is further verified by Thompson’s remarks on the Megara Hoard on pp. 93-4 in ADM, where she reports on coin 403c, and includes this monogram.