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89001328
Triton XV, Lot: 1328. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EASTERN EUROPE, Imitations of Philip II of Macedon. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.64 g, 1h). Mint in the middle Danube (Banat) region. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / ΦIΛIΠ-OV, nude youth, holding branch in right hand, on horseback right; K below raised foreleg; below, thunderbolt above Z. Lanz –; OTA 14; CCCBM –; KMW –; cf. de la Tour 9703. Near EF, toned. Well struck on a broad flan.


This attractive coin, when compared to the previous lot, shows a marked progression in the early imitative Philip series. Here, the style has become more celticized, while the weight of the flan has decreased and the coin has taken on a slightly scyphate form.