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430, Lot: 64. Estimate $200.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.16 g, 6h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Tyre mint. Struck under Laomedon. Dated RY 29 of ‘Ozmilk (321/0 BC). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, -|O (Phoenician ‘K = ‘Ozmilk [king of Tyre]) above ||| ||| ||| = (date [29 in Phoenician]). Price 3274A corr. (date below name; Ake); Newell, Dated 31, obv. die XXIV; DCA 737. VF, toned.

From the Anthony DiDonato Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 169 (25 July 2007), lot 25 (incorrectly attributed to RY 33).

See A. DeShazo, “The Satrapal and Alexander Coinage of Tyre” (forthcoming), for an analysis of this series, which places the present issue in 320/19 BC. The article is currently available at