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Triton XV, Lot: 1196. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BITHYNIA, Kalchedon. Circa 260-220 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.58 g, 10h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Nike standing right, holding wreath aloft in both hands; KA monogram in left field, monogram below throne. Price 929 var. (Kallatis; monogram below throne); SNG München –; SNG Alpha Bank –; SNG Saroglos –. EF, attractive dark gray tone around the devices, with golden hues. Sharply struck. Rare.


See U. Wartenberg & J.H. Kagan, “Some Comments on a New Hoard from the Balkan Sea” in Travaux Le Rider, pp. 402–5, for the reattribution of this, and many of the other issues Price assigned to Kallatis, to Kalchedon.