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422, Lot: 91. Estimate $250.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.24 g, 6h). Tarsos mint. Struck under Menes or Philotas, circa 324/3-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; upright plow in left field, Θ below throne, pellet above right shoulder (barely visible). Price 3034 var. (pellet on rev.); Newell, Tarsos 40, obv. die LXI var. (same); ANS 1939.29.1 (same dies). Good VF, toned.

From the Macy Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 400 (28 June 2017), lot 24.

A variety that Price missed, since the ANS had two examples (ANS 1939.29.1 and ANS 1944.100.33661) that were in their trays while he was compiling his corpus.