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Unpublished Kavaros Monogram

CNG 91, Lot: 101. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of THRACE. Kavaros. Circa 230/25-218 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.02 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Kabyle mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing; monogram below throne. Draganov 874-83 var. (O5/R – [unlisted rev. die]); Price 882a var. (no monogram, same obv. die). Good VF, lightly toned. Unpublished with monogram.

According to Draganov’s die study, this issue in the name of Alexander was struck after the Alexander type coins in the name of Kavaros. The obverse die used on this coin was used for both tetradrachm issues, in Alexander’s name and in Kavaros’s. Interestingly, the monogram below the throne can be resolved into the letters ˚ÅUÅro.