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CNG 91, Lot: 151. Estimate $500.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.18 g, 12h). Ephesos mint. Struck circa 301-295 BC. Diademed head right, with bull's horn / Poseidon advancing left, brandishing trident; ivy leaf to inner right. Newell 54α = SNG Copenhagen 1184 (same dies). VF, darkly toned, a little porosity, slight die shift on reverse. Well centered. Very rare portrait drachm.

From a Continental Collection, acquired in the 1980s.