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CNG 91, Lot: 124. Estimate $300.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Skione. Circa 454/3-423 BC. AR Tetrobol (11mm, 2.83 g, 7h). Attic standard. Male head right, wearing tainia / Helmet right within incuse square. AMNG III/2, 3; SNG ANS –; SNG Copenhagen 319; CNG 63, lot 142 (same dies). VF. Very rare early helmet issue.

The early helmet coinage was apparently struck on the Attic standard, presumable while Skione was a member of the Delian League.