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90060055
Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 55. Estimate CHF5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Stater (Gold, 8.58 g 6), Lampsakos. Head of Athena to right, wearing pendant earring, necklace and crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Nike standing left, holding wreath in her right hand and stylis with her left; below her left wing, crescent over Α; to left, buckle. Price P 14. A splendid and well centered piece. Extremely fine.


The way Nike seems to be bending her legs makes it appear that she is just alighting to present a victor with a wreath.