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British Museum Electrotype

CNG 109, Lot: 1093. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Amphipolis. 364/3 BC. Electrotype “Tetradrachm” (24mm, 13.87 g, 1h). British Museum electrotype by Robert Ready (marked RR on edge). Laureate and draped bust of Apollo facing slightly right / Ethnic around raised linear square enclosing race torch; A to inner right. Head, Guide, Period III.B., 7-8. For prototype, cf. Lorber 18b = BMC p. 43, 1. As made, attractively toned.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 363 (11 November 2015), lot 542.

From the consignor: The only electrotype in my Greek collection, this piece was just something I wanted to have. The British Museum specimen of the Amphipolis tetradrachm is simply unsurpassable. The talent of the engraver is simply wonderful. I knew I would never find, or afford, a genuine example. This was the next best thing and I was happy to have it in my collection.