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11100125

In the Name of Antigonos – Panagopoulou Plate Coin

CNG 111, Lot: 125. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas. 277/6-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.09 g, 7h). Pella mint. Struck circa 276-274 BC or after 272 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; EK monogram in left field. Panagopoulou Period I, Group 2, 3a (O1/R3 – this coin, illustrated; cf. Mathisen pl. 21, 29 = Troxell, Peloponnesian, pl. XIX, 1 (same obv. die); Price pl. CLVIII, E (same obv. die); cf. AMNG III p. 179, 3; HGC 3, 1041; Triton IX, lot 830 (same obv. die). VF, toned, edge cut, light scratch under tone on obverse. Very rare issue in the name of Antigonos.


From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection. Ex Spink 119 (with Christie’s, 4 March 1997), lot 395; Ritter FPL 19 (November 1983), no. 163.