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Triton XXI, Lot: 549. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EASTERN EUROPE, Imitations of Philip II of Macedon. Late 2nd-early 1st century BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.62 g, 6h). Lockenkopf type. Uncertain mint in west Hungary/middle Burgenland. Head of male (Apollo?) left / Rider, showing only his torso, on horse walking left; torque-like ground line below. OTA –; CCCBM –; Flesche 531; KMW –; Lanz –; Zürich –; Triton XVII, lot 434 (same dies). EF, toned.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 240 (10 October 2016), lot 13; Gorny & Mosch 219 (10 March 2014), lot 8.

This coin is from a recently discovered type clearly related to the Reiterstumpf/Kroisbach type by virtue of the close similarity of their reverse types, as well as the overall style and characteristics of their flans. The obverse type has a stylistic affinity with the left-facing male heads on the Apollokopf/Leierblume type, particularly in the details of the face and jaw line (cf. Göbl, OTA 396-398). Both the Reiterstumpf and Apollokopf types are attributed to the same general region and time frame, so a new type combining elements of both is not unexpected.