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430, Lot: 63. Estimate $200.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 17.09 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Tyre mint. Struck under Laomedon. Dated RY 28 of ‘Ozmilk (322/1 BC). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, -|O (Phoenician ‘K = ‘Ozmilk [king of Tyre]) above || ||| ||| = (date [28 in Phoenician]); Phoenician A below throne. Price 3272 (Ake); Newell, Dated 29, obv. die XXIV; DCA 737. VF, toned, some roughness, area of weak strike, minor double strike on obverse.

See A. DeShazo, “The Satrapal and Alexander Coinage of Tyre” (forthcoming), for an analysis of this series, which places the present issue in 321/0 BC. The article is currently available at