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Triton XXI, Lot: 407. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PAEONIA. Audoleon. Circa 315-286 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.63 g, 4h). Astibos or Damastion mint. Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet and necklace / Horse walking right, trailing rein; AYΔΩΛEO-N-TOΣ above and to right, monogram below, I below raised foreleg. Peykov E4340 var. (no I on reverse); NBRM Paeonia 81–3 var. (same); HGC 3, 151 var. (same); Numismatic Fine Arts IV, lot 176 = Münzen und Medaillen AG 73, lot 156 var. (same; same obv. die); Rauch 98, lot 77 = Lanz 159, lot 152 var. (same dies, but symbol added to rev. die); Rauch 101, lot 1324 = Pecunem 16, lot 155 var. (placement of monogram). EF, toned. Extremely rare variety.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 72 (16 May 2013), lot 351; Manhattan Sale 2 (4 January 2011), lot 29.