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434, Lot: 19. Estimate $300.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.92 g, 11h). 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. Good VF. Clear date.

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