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Portrait of Alexander III

CNG 91, Lot: 138. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.70 g, 12h). In the types of Philip II. Kolophon mint. Struck under Menander or Kleitos, circa 322-319 BC. Head of Apollo right, with the features of Alexander III, wearing laurel wreath / ΦIΛIΠΠOY, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving biga right; tripod below. Thompson, Philip 12 = Jameson 978 (same obv. die); Le Rider pl. 90, 16 and pl. 93, 26; SNG ANS 309. Good VF, small edge lamination. Fine style portrait.

Ex Waddell FPL 66 (1995), no. 3.