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90080087
Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 87. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14mm, 4.25 g 9), Amphipolis, c. 336-323. Head of young Herakles in lion skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΑΝΔΡΟΥ Eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt; to right, forepart of Pegasos to right. Price - but cf. 44, a tetradrachm with this symbol. Extremely rare and possibly unpublished. Slightly rough surfaces. Very fine.


From a northern European collection.

The ‘eagle’ coinage of Alexander was the Macedonian king’s first coinage and was apparently produced only in Macedonia; it seems to have been issued primarily for local use.