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422, Lot: 73. Estimate $200.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.29 g, 1h). Sardes mint. Struck under Menander, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram in left field, club upwards to outer right. Price 2550; ADM I Series IX. EF, lightly toned, underlying luster.

The club on drachms of this issue is depicted either facing upward or downward. Neither Price nor ADM differentiate the two.