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One of Five Known

Triton XV, Lot: 1137. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $25000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.59 g, 1h). In the types of Alexander III. Pella mint. Struck circa 294-293 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with serpent, and necklace / ΔHMHTPIOY, Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling stylis in left arm; monogram to left. Newell 65 (dies N/u); Hess-Leu, 24 March 1959, lot 172 (same obv. die); Triton XIV, lot 94 (same dies). EF, underlying luster, numerous small field marks. Extremely rare, one of five known, two of which are in public collections (Paris [BN] and St. Petersburg [Hermitage]).

Ex Sotheby’s Zürich, 28 October 1993, lot 434; Numismatic Fine Arts XXVI (14 August 1991), lot 64; Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII (31 March 1987), lot 121.