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CNG 103, Lot: 393. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Artaxerxes III to Darios III. Circa 350-333 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 14.97 g). Chian standard. Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor (Ionia or Sardes?). Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left / Incuse rectangle, containing pattern possibly depicting relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos. Johnston, Earliest 6; Meadows, Administration 328; Mildenberg, Münzwesen pp. 25–6 and pl. XII, 110; Ionia p. 324, 3 and 6; Sunrise 70. VF, toned, a few light marks and deposits, overstruck on uncertain type.